What is Chem 13 News magazine?

Chem 13 News is a magazine published for teachers of introductory chemistry by the Chemistry Department at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Each issue contains articles, labs, puzzles, cartoons and helpful advice. Most of our authors are high school teachers. We encourage our subscribers to become contributors and be part of the active community of sharing amongst chemistry teachers.  

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

  1. June 30, 2019Annual Chemistry in Pictures contest
    covers of Chem 13 News magazine from September 2017 to May 2018

    Be on the front cover of Chem 13 News magazine and inspire chemistry teachers from around the world.  Submit your classroom and chemistry photos (or student photos) to chem13news@uwaterloo.ca

  2. Mar. 18, 20192019 International Year of the Periodic Table Timeline of Elements
    hexagon artwork of oxygen done in water colour with a mouse, magnifying glass and test tube

    As each elemental artwork is revealed it is added to our reveal artwork webpage. On March 6, 2019 we begain revealing two elements a day for 59 school days – in order of atomic number.  Follow us with the #TimelineofElements as we reveal the discovery story artwork for each of the 118 elements.

    While we are tweeting, we will be assembling the original artwork into a Timeline of Elements poster, wall mural and website.   

  3. May 1, 2017Vote for winning designs in New Elements Contest

    Chem 13 News magazine is running a contest to design tiles for the four newly named elements, nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og).

    Final Four Designs have been announced and voting has begun. Vote for your favourite design tile. 

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