This is Ore, a rock living his life in the underground world. However, Ore is not just any ordinary, dull rock because he is made up of rock and valuable copper metal.
Ore dreams of leaving the underground behind and becoming a pure, shiny copper wire that can be used by humans in the REAL world. But as long as he remains a dull piece of ore, he is stuck underground.
Then, one night, Ore's prayers were answered. His "Fairy God-Miner" arrived to remove him from the underground world.
With my help, Ore will GLOW-UP into a beautiful copper wire!
This is like him working out to get more in shape!
Glow-Up Step One:BREAKDOWN Ore is broken into smaller pieces.
Glow-Up Step Two: FLOTATIONOre is placed in a mixture of air bubbles, water, and a special soap. The soap attracts the copper found inside of Ore and floats to the top of the mixture. Some of his rocky parts are left behind.
This is like Ore taking a long, relaxing bubble bath. The soap washes away the rock on his surface Ore is now a lighter colour.
This is like Ore taking a relaxing nap by the fire. Getting enough sleep is an important part of the glow-up process.
Glow-Up Step Three: SMELTING Ore is heated to a high temperature along with other chemicals in air, causing a chemical reaction. The result is that Ore melts and becomes a liquid, which is separated from the rest of the rocky material. After being separated, he becomes a solid again.