Heeeey guys!!! It's finally here!!! My owl pellet!! Look at the kit!! So cool!!
It was only $4.95!! So if you never had the chance to do this you must!! Because it is fun!
This is a pellet (and my hand):
A work in progress, getting all those bones out of that pellet(owl puke!!):
Bleaching the bones:
My collection of bones! I was quite disappointed~ No skulls, booo!! No nothing! I wanted an entire skeleton. But still, it was pretty exciting! Looking at the bone chart I'm pretty sure that owl had swallowed a baby bird. Baby, because the bones were very small and fragile. Bird, because of the shape of the bones and the massive amount of feathers in the pellet.
So what did I do with all those bones??? I kept them! Now they're all safe and sound inside a tin container. Hehehe. This was so much fun! And it actually motivated me to get something I had always wanted!!! A growing crystals kit!! Even though by now I've done A LOT of crystallizations, hehe. But I had always wanted one of those colorful kits!! I ordered it recently so I'm still waiting for it. It was only $4.19!!! Yay for cheap science fun!!
So how about you? Have you ever had an owl pellet adventure or a growing crystals kit??
Hey people! This semester I took Organic Chemistry part 2. Was it fun? Yeah. Was it hard? Oh dear.
The sad part is I don't think I took that many pics. But let's work with what we have! But I'll keep it simple this time!
This semester was all about synthesis, which is an extremely interesting concept! And what is synthesis exactly? Well the general definition is combining things to make something, but unified. So what is it in chemistry, exactly??? It's when we form a more complicated substance, or crystals(ooh), from simpler compounds or elements. It's fun and awe-inspireing!!
Here I'll post some examples:
This experiment was messy.
Title: Friedel-Crafts Acylation of Ferrocene: Acetylferrocene
We used Ferrocene + Acetic Anhydride to get Acetylferrocene as our product!
Haha this one looks like lava!
Product ready to be purified!
We used column chromatography to do so.
Purified product. Not as much as in the beginning, haha. Our purified product was always such a small amount...
Now for my personal favorite!!
Title: Photochemistry: The Synthesis of Benzopinacol
And then with that product we did part two of the experiment: Pinacolone Rearrangement
Now for some pics!
Beautiful, isn't it? After this reaction was initiated by light beautiful crystals formed in the solution!!!
Product ready to be purified.(Pretty, isn't it?):
So what crystallization, synthesis or any othert chemistry adventures have you had? Ever made something explode? ;)
O.k! I loved this comment, by Sena, so much that I made it into an icon!!! Because it was sooo funny and cool!! Look at it:
Feel free to use it, I'll probably use it somewhere. Not sure if here or another account somewhere. Time will tell!! But prolly another account 'cause I'm so attached to my icon. Plus if I use it somewhere else people will be like: "What's EIC?" and I'll be like: "Oh, a comic book. Why don't you go read it, HERE
"Oh what was that? You already read that volume? Did you know there's a second one? It's HERE"
See ya guys! You're all great! (I should totally make more E.I.C icons!! But with the characters' faces!! Many Many Many projects to come people!!
Heeeeeeeeey!!! We finally got an entry on the E.I.C Challenge!!
Isn't this GREAT??? You see it's not that hard. Just activity with E.I.C theme. Simple as that.
This awesome entry was done by, nikkeh09. Thanks nikkeh09!!!
Hey!! For those who have never been able to understand what is that thing on the back of Hyperbola's head. Well it was meant to be something like this:
Why in this world did I ever decide on such an un-fancy hair-do for Hyperbola? I don't know. Probably because I liked Hawkeye? What was the worst part of all this? Because back then (when I began writing/drawing E.I.C), I had no idea of what I was doing I did't even look at hawkeye to draw Hyperbola's hairstyle I just did it thinking about it and the result was, well... that. Then I got so used to drawing it than I never even thought of hawkeye again until recently. I decided to look at a pic of Hawkeye for reference and well I wasn't THAT off but there's more detail on Hawkeyes hairstyle, you know it looks more like hair than a thing on the back of her head! But anyway just wanted to show you guys what Hyperbola's hairstyle was meant to be.
Of course Hyperbola and all the other characters have evolved a lot but this is still her hairstyle, except that with time I changed it a little, to make it look more like hair I made it longer on the hair over the pin that holds all the hair together. Teehee. Yeah!
Oh! Guess what guys!!! I already have two more activities that I want to do for the E.I.C activity book!! But I won't make them until the contest is over, just in case one of you has the same idea and does it! Anyway!! Don't forget to participate!! It's FUN!!!!
Kinda wish I could offer real gifts. I've been thinking about that, for the next contest, maybe? If I can come up with something good and have the money for the shipping. That's the problem. Money is always the problem.