PO Box 14274 Durham, NC 27709
Contact: NCHPS President Steve Guarino

Information for Teachers

On this page the North Carolina Chapter of the Health Physics Society (NCHPS) offers resources for educators and others interested in teaching about or learning about radiation safety.  Click on the links listed below for several useful items.

Radiation Information Links

Solar Radiation Links
Education Related Links
Math & Science Related Links
Selected Government Links
Science Teachers Workshop!
Arizona State's Fully Funded Summer Graduate Program for Science Teachers!
Science Teacher of the Year Honored
See also: Information for Health Physicists & Radiation Users

Radiation Information Links

Background Paper on "Power Lines & Public Health" [American Physical Society]:


Chart of the Nuclides Order Form: http://www.chartofthenuclides.com

Chart of the Nuclides [a.k.a. "Table of Nuclides"]: http://atom.kaeri.re.kr/

Glossary of Nuclear Terms:

Health Effects of Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: BEIR V [National Academy of Science - NCRP Report; read on line for free]: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/1224.html

Health Physics Society: http://www.hps.org/

Lund.LBNL Nuclear Data Search: http://nucleardata.nuclear.lu.se/nucleardata/toi/

Museum - Civil Defense http://www.civildefensemuseum.com

Nick's World Collection of Radiation Links [Australian site]: http://www.eneabba.net/radlinks/index.html

Power Lines & Cancer Q&A [Medical College of Wisconsin]: http://www.mcw.edu/gcrc/cop/powerlines-cancer-FAQ/toc.html

Race for the Super Bomb [PBS site]: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bomb/sfeature/index.html

Radiation Hormesis & Adaptive Response: http://www.angelfire.com/mo/JavadMortazaviHome/

Radiation Information Page: http://www.radiationinformation.com/

Radiation Properties: http://www.princeton.edu/~ehs/radtrain/sealedsource/RadiationProperties.html

Radiation Museum [Oak Ridge]: http://www.orau.com/ptp/museumdirectory.htm

Radiation Museum [Virtual]: http://www.medphysics.wisc.edu/~vrm/

Radiation Safety & Health Physics Page [U. Mich.]: http://www.umich.edu/~radinfo/

Radioactive Decay Calculator: http://ehs.ucsc.edu/rs/decay.html

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Solar Radiation:


List of State Educational Organizations: http://www.ed.gov/Programs/bastmp/SEA.htm

Report on Science Textbook Deficiencies: http://www.psrc-online.org/curriculum/book.html

Why Study Physics? http://www.intuitor.com/physics/physmain.html

The Sourcebook for Teaching Science http://www.csun.edu/~vceed002/index.html


Government Agencies:

Environmental Protection Agency student’s radiation page: http://www.epa.gov/radiation/students/

NC Division of Radiation Protection: http://www.drp.enr.state.nc.us/

Nuclear Regulatory Commission: http://www.nrc.gov/

Math & Science related:

Antarctica - http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/About_Antarctica/Weather/index.html

Asteroids - History of the discovery of Eros: http://near.jhuapl.edu/eros/history/index.html

Calculus Page: http://web.mit.edu/wwmath/calculus/index.html

Center for Math & Science Education [UNC] list of local science sites:


Chemistry Information on the Web: http://hackberry.chem.trinity.edu/cheminf.html

The Elements: http://www.webelements.com/webelements/elements/text/C/

More Elements: http://www.efunda.com/materials/elements/element_info.cfm?Element_ID=C

Still More Elements: http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/index.html

Energy - Fission, Fusion & Power Plants, etc.: http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/index.html

Excellent British Science Site: http://www.schoolscience.co.uk

Favorite Mathematical Constants: http://pauillac.inria.fr/algo/bsolve/constant/constant.html

Forest Fires as seen from space: http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/avhrr/gallery/fire/fire.html

Geologic Time Activity from Guilford County (NC) Schools: http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/act/grade8/act8.asp?ID=658

Math & Science Reference Site: http://rip.physics.unk.edu/library/ref/dewey/500.html

National Geographic Maps & Images: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/index.html

National Laboratories [DOE] Educational Resources: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/doe/doe_labs.html

NIST Reference on Constants, Units and Uncertainty: http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/

Outline maps of major geographic regions, printable for use in classroom activities (at very bottom of web page): http://www.scottforesman.com/educators/index.html

Physics History from AIP: http://www.aip.org/history/

Satellite Images: http://terraserver.microsoft.com/default.asp

Science Bob! http://www.sciencebob.com/

Smithsonian Institute – visit without traveling: http://www.si.edu/

The Lab; neat science games, etc. http://www.cbc4kids.ca/general/the-lab/default.html