Chem 13 News magazine

From 1968 to 2019, the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo published an informal magazine for teachers of introductory chemistry courses, especially at the high school and year one college levels. Approximately 1,200 teachers from over 20 different countries continue to subscribe. Many of our authors are high school teachers.

Our publication going back to 2012 is online and freely accessible! We encourage you to explore our archive of over 600 articles, lessons, and other chemistry teaching resources. These include:

  • teaching ideas;
  • experiments and demonstrations;
  • background articles;
  • contests and puzzles;
  • humour and cartoons; and
  • book reviews.

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