Chem 13 News magazine

Chem 13 News Fall 2022 magazine cover

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 first-year college levels. Approximately 1,200 teachers from over 20 different countries subscribed to the magazine. Many of our authors were high school teachers.

A special edition of the Chem 13 News magazine was published in Fall 2022: Chemistry and Inuit Life and Culture.

Going back to 2012 issues, the Chem 13 News magazine is available 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
  • Book reviews

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