AHSRadon Hunt

Created Oct. 29, 2023, 5:19 p.m.
Updated Jan. 25, 2024, 9:56 a.m.

AHSRadon Hunt is one of the seven funded RadoNorm citizen science projects which is conducted in Poland. 

Aim

The main objective of the AHSRadon Hunt is to assess the need to reduce radon concentration levels in Warsaw city and the Silesia region in Poland by conducting indoor radon concentration in school buildings, houses, underground mines and tourist routes as well as comparing radon in tap water in different regions with radon in radon water sold for drinking in spa resorts. The project seeks to improve science curriculum in high schools to include radon education as this is virtually non-existent. To achieve these objectives, the project will directly engage 15 Akademeia High school (AHS) students as citizen scientists to:

  • conduct measurements including in students’ homes and those of peers, as part of a school extracurricular project (i.e. personal development scheme);
  • invite people from the local communities to measure (passive, via CR39);
  • record the trainings, initial measurements, final field work, and data analysis for the purpose of sharing knowledge with other teenagers;
  • use social media to share the project’s activities and experiences with peers including iGCSE/A-level Physics students around the world. The students will become agents of change, showing also that science is a process, not a ready-made product.

How to participate

Students of physics of Akademeia high school in Poland will be directly involved in the project. 

Needed equipment

Passive detectors, via CR39

About funding

Funding bodies: European Commission

RadoNorm

Euratom

Active from 06/11/2023 until 31/05/2024
Keywords
Indoor Air Pollutant Indoor Air Quality Radonorm Exposure Radiation Radon
Science Topics
Ecology & Environment Education Physics Social sciences
Tags
Participate from home Teaching materials available Do-it-yourself
Difficulty Level
Medium
Participation tasks
Data analysis Data Entry Learning Measurement
Other Organisations involved
RadoNorm
Consortium
Location
Regional

Warsaw city and Silesia region in Poland

Contact
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