Radon Teacher Resources

Information and resources for teachers about the health impacts of Radon

Radon is a cancer-causing, naturally occurring radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell, or taste. Radon emanates from soil and bedrock, including granite, and can seep into homes primarily through cracks and seams in foundation floors and walls. It may also enter through well water.

The mission of the New Hampshire Radon Program is to help all people in New Hampshire understand the health impacts of radon. To reach the younger population, the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services and the New Hampshire Radon Program have developed curriculum with a primary focus on raising awareness among youth on the health effects and mitigation of radon.

The materials below have been adapted from the Colorado Fifth and Seventh Grade Science Radon Curriculum. Efforts have been made to adapt this lesson plan to fit within New Hampshire’s Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards performance expectations.

Fifth Grade Curriculum

Seventh Grade Curriculum

Third Annual Poster Contest

The NH Radon Program, a program within the Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), will host a radon poster contest for New Hampshire students in grades 5-8! This contest is designed to raise awareness for radon testing and to inform people of the danger of radon in their homes. 

NH Radon Program Poster Contest Information