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Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) Computer Games & Videos

Educational HHM Computer Games

Around the House (Grades 4-6)Children search through each room in a house to find household hazardous materials (HHMs) and learn why they can be hazardous. Provides visual and audio clues to help find the HHMs.

Learn to Make Safe Choices Around HHMs (Grades 7-9)Provides a short introduction to HHMs, how they can enter our bodies and HHM signal words. Take the quiz to see what was learned. Jump to each section individually or sequentially.

HHMs in Your Home (High School-Adult)Looks through a typical house to find common HHMs. Provides a detailed explanation of hazards associated with common household items, proper disposal and green alternatives.

Computer Game Download Instructions

  1. Click on “PC Download” or "MAC Download"
  2. Choose “Save File”and click "Ok"
  3. Find where the file has been saved – right click on the folder and choose “Extract All”
  4. Select a file destination and click “Extract”
  5. Open the game folder
  6. Double click on “PC_RUN_ME.exe” or "MAC_RUN_ME" file to play the game

If you would like a CD copy of computer games, contact Kathleen Hennings at 515-725-8359 or

Educational HHM Videos

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What are HHMs / Importance of Proper Disposal - Iowa DNR (4:42)
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 Proper Purchasing, Usage & Storage - Iowa DNR
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 Ease of Proper Disposal - Iowa DNR