Title

The Effect Of Weathering Bullets On The Concentration Of Lead In Runoff By Type

Author(s)

Sally Cannon

School Name

Seneca High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Mentored

Mentor

Mentor: Ethan Cox; Seneca High School

Oral Presentation Award

2nd Place

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment is to determine if the lead concentration in runoff water from ground with weathering bullets is significantly different between different brands of bullets. To determine this, two samples of three major brands of bullets were shot and collected, then a simulation of weathering takes place using acid on these and two control samples, and runoff water from the soil samples of the weathered bullets is tested for lead concentration. Afterwords, the data is analyzed to determine if there is significant difference in lead concentration between brands. This experiment is still in progress, and no results have been achieved yet. The experiment matters because the recent push for protection against lead poisoning due to lead in bullets could lead environmentalists to require that outdoors men and women consider the most environmentally friendly brand of bullet to use when hunting.

Location

Owens 208

Start Date

4-16-2016 9:15 AM

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 9:15 AM

The Effect Of Weathering Bullets On The Concentration Of Lead In Runoff By Type

Owens 208

The purpose of this experiment is to determine if the lead concentration in runoff water from ground with weathering bullets is significantly different between different brands of bullets. To determine this, two samples of three major brands of bullets were shot and collected, then a simulation of weathering takes place using acid on these and two control samples, and runoff water from the soil samples of the weathered bullets is tested for lead concentration. Afterwords, the data is analyzed to determine if there is significant difference in lead concentration between brands. This experiment is still in progress, and no results have been achieved yet. The experiment matters because the recent push for protection against lead poisoning due to lead in bullets could lead environmentalists to require that outdoors men and women consider the most environmentally friendly brand of bullet to use when hunting.