4th Grade Science Project Part 2.
Baking soda, vinegar, and a hollow mound made of clay; that’s all it used to take to make a grade-A science fair project.
Throw a little red dye into the vinegar for an added dose of realism and some extra credit. Reenact Mount St. Helens by putting a Roman Candle in the middle, and you’d get both serious 4th grade street cred and a trip to the principal’s office. Regardless of your particular mini-volcano design, you probably won the fair. Why? Because people want to know what the deal is with volcanos. Mountains of fire that can explode at any given moment, how could you not? Well, with the Volcano Quesarito, you can continue your “research” into the almighty Mt. Firemouth without getting a degree in geology or collecting pumice samples. See, not unlike your traditional Hawaii-variety volcano, there’s lava in the Volcano Quesarito. Lava sauce, that is. It’s not going to be as scientifically credible as testing real magma, but in the same way that your 4th grade volcano simulation shows you that volcanic eruptions are exciting and really messy, Volcano Quesarito lava sauce will show you that lava is really, really, really hot. And to all you real geologists reading this right now, feel free to cite the Taco Bell Volcano Quesarito as a source in one of your peer-reviewed papers about lava. Actually, please do that.