Earth Science B

Course Description:

Earth Science B is the second-semester course designed to expose the student to the scientific study of the Earth. Students will learn how observation and experimentation are used to gain knowledge about the Earth’s past and present and used in making predictions about Earth’s future. The course emphasis is on astronomy, meteorology, and hydrology. The course will include outside readings, labs and the application of learned material to everyday problems.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Earth Science B
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Earth Science
Course Provider : Whitehall District Schools
Content Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Online Instructor Provided By : Whitehall District Schools
Standards Addressed : MITECS
Ailgnment Document : https://learn.michiganvirtual.org/alignment-document-coming-soon
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Life and Physical Sciences
Course Identifier : Earth Science
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 2 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesq-7lqJjVBrRuwflE8db22egnhPXuu9DZ_wNmhplsVoor5A/viewform
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

Students and Parents: It is important to work closely with your local school counselor or registrar to follow the school's enrollment procedures. By clicking the "Start Registration Request" button below, you will be able to notify the school of your interest in registering for the online course. However, it is the responsibility of the district or school to review the registration request and approve or deny the request. Please make a note to follow up with your school after submitting a registration request.

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Additional Course Information:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to…

  • students will be able to evaluate in written form, the validity and limitations of scientific theories and claims;
  • explain how the ocean and atmosphere move and transfer energy around the planet;
  • explain how these movements affect climate and weather and how severe weather impacts society.

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards


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Review Conducted By : Michigan Virtual
Date of Review : 04/01/2020

Unit 1: Scientific Review

Unit 2: The Universe

Unit 3: The Solar System

Unit 4: Earth as a Planet and Our Atmosphere

Unit 5: Weather

Unit 6: Climate

Unit 7: Fresh Water

Unit 8: Oceans

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020 07/01/2020 08/31/2020 01/15/2021 35 $0.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Consult counselor Consult counselor Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020

Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/