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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. Through a paid subscription, the monthly magazine will be mailed to you from September through May.

Each 20-page 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.  

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a pop can in a dark room with holes radiating light from a candle inside a colour by number chemistree build with a retort stand and clamped round bottom flask in the shape of a tree a silvered test tube ornament

Six covers of Chem 13 News magazine all showing different chemical reactions from the high school chemistry classroom

  1. June 30, 2017Annual Chemistry in Pictures contest

    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 jhein@uwaterloo.ca

  2. 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. 

  3. Sep. 2, 2016September 2016 issue launched our new look

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