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The University of Waterloo Department of Chemistry has been publishing Chem 13 News magazine for 50 years providing a platform for high school chemistry teachers to share their ideas, successes and resources.  

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Extra material to supplement current articles, themed activities, and old website material


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Collaborative student-designed project (free mobile app, mural and posters)

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We now have articles online from 2012-present.  

Opinions expressed are those of our authors, mostly high school chemistry teachers. We recommend professional caution in adopting other people's experiments and demonstrations.