Welcome to the Environmental Science Interactions Wiki!

If you are teaching SVN3E, Environmental Science 11, then welcome to our Wiki. This is your community and place to share what's working for you and your students.There are four components to the Edvantage Interactive SVN3E program:

  1. A 211 page work text, Environmental Science Interactions 11, written specifically for the course.
  2. If you'd like to network with other Ontario Environmental Science SVN3E teachers, collaborate on the development of resources, and discuss issues related to SVN3E, then visit the Environmental Science Interactions community @
  3. This Environmental Science 11 (SVN3E) Wiki contains resources collected, used and posted by SVN3E teachers like you. Please feel free to use, modify and post material that you think would help our students. The first chapter can be viewed at any time. For the remainder of the Wiki content, you need a login and password. If you have purchased a class set of Environmental Science Interactions 11 or the Enviro-Pak, then you have been mailed a login and password. If you need more information on obtaining access, please check the community site.

To get started, just click on the Table of Contents label on the left hand column (just to the left of this sentence!)

If you don't know how to use a Wiki, then just keep on scrolling down. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions.

How to use the wiki in 3 easy steps...

Why a Wiki?

The Environmental Science Interactions community provides a unique opportunity for SVN3E teachers to network, collaborate, and share with innovative and passionate science educators across Ontario and beyond. There are good ideas scattered through the notebooks and binders of teachers from Ottawa to Thunder bay, ideas that benefit only a handful of students. Online tools and technologies eliminate this physical distance, and enable Ontario Environmental Science teachers to support one another for the good of students province wide.

Many of you have already contributed phenomenal ideas, resources, links, videos, lesson plans, and more in the Environmental Science Interactions community. The sharing is already happening, and it is already a success. The purpose of this wiki is to store that wealth of information in one central, evolving location, with an organisational structure to facilitate access to information. Environmental Science SVN3E is unchartered territory, and the wiki format allows us to hone materials as we learn, and to share our own lessons about how to approach the new course.

Let's see where the wiki takes us!

What is a Wiki?

I Can't Possibly Learn How to do That!

Yes, you can. Just follow these easy steps:
  1. Read the rules
  2. Click on the 'Table of Contents' link, at the bottom of the page.
  3. Click on the unit and chapter that best matches your contribution
  4. Click 'EDIT' (top right of the screen)
  5. Type or paste your contribution into the desired place on the page
  6. Click 'SAVE' (the button in the tool bar marked 'editor' at the top of the page)
  7. Bingo, you did it!

The Editor tool bar is simple and intuitive to use. For a full explanation of how to insert images, files, links, and more, click here. If you still have questions, send a message to Jimmy or Aerin in the Environmental Science Interactions community.

Rules, Rules, Rules...

Just a few, to make our wiki a better place:
  1. Please look carefully throught the Table of Contents to decide on the best place to put your contribution. This will make it easier for others to find information, and make duplication less likely.
  2. On each page, you'll find a link to the Environmental Science Interactions discussion forum. There is now a new category entitled 'Wiki Discussions', so please post important information pertaining to your post here. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
  3. When editing a page, always leave a descriptive note in the box provided at the bottom of the page, telling others why you edited the page and what changes were made. If the changes are substantial or controversial, you might want to post something in the discussion forum.
  4. Contributions to are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 License.

I'm ready as I'll ever be, take me to the Table of Contents!