Science Support Area

Welcome Message for Teachers

Welcome to the Health Physics Society (HPS) Teachers web page, where you can request a speaker or information about radiation or a radiation safety topic to help you in the classroom, learn more about radiation and radiation safety topics, and find lesson plans and classroom activities about radiation science.

We have organized and categorized the resources available to you in the following expandable table of contents. Links in the table of contents will take you to a brief description of the resource and will link you directly to the resource.

Please continue to check back as we expand this site with additional materials.

Toolbox for Teachers

Internet Resources to Assist Teachers in Learning and Teaching Radiation Science

Note that the internet links included here are restricted in terms of the intended applications. There exist numerous internet sites that are quite comprehensive, with links to a wide variety of additional information of possible interest to health physicists. If you don't find what you're looking for on this site or if you have additional sites to suggest, please contact us.

Teacher Resources

Basic information and references
  Ask the Experts
  HPS Fact Sheets
  Radiation Terms and Definitions
Resources for your classroom
  Career Information
  Radiation Science Information
  Classroom Resources
  Lesson Plans and Other Curriculum Materials

HPS Science Awards

The HPS offers two awards annually: the Geoffrey G. Eichholz Outstanding Science Teacher Award and the Student Science Award. The Science Teacher Award allows us to honor teachers (K–12) who have made significant contributions to educating students in topics related to radiation safety. The Student Science Award recognizes the contributions of students in grades 6–12 to the understanding of the application of radiation and its impact on the environment and health. Both awards have monetary compensation. As teachers and educators, you are in the best position to help us identify individuals deserving of these awards. Contact either the chair of the HPS Science Support Committee or the chair of the HPS Awards Committee for additional details.

Contact the HPS Science Support Committee

If the resources provided here haven't answered your questions, or if you would like to talk to a local radiation safety professional about visiting your classroom, please contact us and we'll try to address your needs.

Compiled by the Health Physics Society Science Support Committee, a group of radiation safety professionals committed to supporting and improving radiation science education. Comments on this resource for teachers can be sent to chair of the HPS Science Support Committee.