Fermilab LInC Online

(Not in my drinking water!)

Teacher Resources

Student Materials

 Demonstration Materials

Lab Procedures 


 Engaged Learnng


Oral Presentation Rubric

Collaborative Rubric

Laboratory Rubric

Student Materials

Pre-assesment Sheet for Technology

Daily Assignment Sheet

Article on Lead in drinking water

Demonstration Materials

Building the Simple Filter for the Scenario
2 L plastic bottle with the bottom cut out (invert to use as a filter container)
screen material to push into the opening (mouth) of the bottle to keep gravel in
a number of filtering materials including, but not limited to, gravel, cotton, cloth scraps, sand, and activated charcoal.
 Ring stand, small and large rings, glass
 universal indicator in dropper bottle

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Quantification Lab for Lead Concentration

Spectrometric Method Using Dithizone: For advanced students

Hatch Kit Method: Simplified method to detect lead presence

Time Line for Project: dates

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Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): Catherine Wittig and Todd Everson
School: John Marshall International Baccalaureate High School Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Created: March 1, 1999 - Updated: April 25, 1999