Also an explanation before I ignite it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFFTTS2VoDY
Thermite is an exothermic redox reaction involving the trading of oxygen atoms between the Iron (III) oxide and the Aluminum. This is the ignition of the thermite mixture I created out of 1/8 magnesium powder, 4/8 Iron (III) oxide, and 3/8 Aluminum powder. Ignited with a magnesium strip and some magnesium powder dusted on top. The metal bowl is placed on top of an aluminum computer heatsink.