Many BC science teachers were students when they first used Hebden Chemistry Student Workbooks.

It’s not surprising that they recommend the same books to their students.

Jim Hebden thinks teaching chemistry should be as easy as taking it, so he provides FREE teachers’ materials:

  • Free Teachers’ Guides for both Grades 11 & 12
  • Notes on Enriching the Teaching of Chemistry
  • General chemistry resources
  • Chemistry Labs

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Read Me First.A teacher’s guide

Grade 8 to 10 Chem

Chem 11 Topic Comparison

Chem 12 Topic Comparison

Addendum.Colligative Properties

Addendum. Colligative.Answers

Addendum.Functional Groups.Revised

Addendum.Functional Groups.Revised.Answers

Addendum.Gas Laws

Addendum.Gas Laws.Answers

Addendum.Graphing Data

Addendum.Graphing Data.Answers

Addendum.Lewis Acids and Bases

Addendum.Lewis Acids and Bases. Answers

Addendum.Solubility

Addendum. Solubility. Answers

Addendum.Uncertainty of Derived Units

Addendum.Uncertainty of Derived Units. Answers

Addendum.VSEPR Theory

Addendum.Answers to VSEPR Theory


The Jim Hebden Chemistry Bursary will be awarded to a student who has performed service for his/her school and/or community while maintaining the grades in science that are necessary for success in post-secondary education. This year, the bursary will be raised to $1000. The $1000 bursary, to be used for post-secondary studies, is presented annually by Western Campus Resources, the exclusive distributor of the best-selling Hebden Chemistry Workbooks 11 & 12.

Hebden 2019 Bursary notice re applications

The Jim Hebden Chemistry Application Checklist 2019

Jim Hebden 2019 Chemistry Bursary Application Guidelines

The 2019 Hebden Chemistry Bursary Recipient

It is our pleasure to announce that the 2019 Hebden Bursary recipient is Olivia Skillings of Parkland Secondary School in Saanich BC.

Olivia intends to pursue the study of chemistry at Camosun College, where she will take one year of prerequisites followed by a four-year program to accomplish a Bachelor of Dental Hygiene. In a letter of recommendation, Olivia’s teacher, Stacy Frith, has said, “This career choice is well suited to Olivia’s calm, caring nature.” Stacy goes on to say that she is “confident she (Olivia) will make a positive contribution to her community in the years ahead.”

Olivia has been able to obtain a high academic standing while contributing her time to her community. She has become the youngest-ever peer mentor for the Big Brothers and Sisters’ Go Girls Program. Olivia is a tremendously hard-working student.

Western Campus appreciates all applicants of the Hebden Bursary. We would like to graciously thank every one of the students and teachers who took the time to apply. While we read many applications of well-deserving individuals, there can only be one recipient.

The Jim Hebden Bursary is a $1000 award given annually by Western Campus Resources, the exclusive distributor of Jim Hebden’s best-selling Chemistry Workbooks. The Hebden Bursary is awarded to a graduating student who demonstrated an above-average proficiency in chemisty, distinguished themselves in their community, and has potential to excel in the study of chemistry at the post-secondary level. Mr. Hebden is a former BC Science Teacher of the Year who taught chemistry for three decades in Kamloops, BC.