Daven Tubb's Microlife Class



Assignments and Homework Policy

Students will work on a variety of tasks that range from discussion and reading assignments to hands-on activities,laboratory investigations, and State Science Work Samples. For some students the work will be completed in class, others will find that they need to finish the assignment at home. Students also have the option of revising and editing some assignments that are already graded (lab reports, for example).



Student Folders are graded every two or three weeks. Reading assignmernts, vocabulary, and other worksheets are worth 5 points Lab reports are worth 10 points and projects and work samples are worth 20 points. Students are asked think of their folders as "portfolios" of their best work.


Course Titles

Forest and Stream Ecology

Earth, Moon and Stars

World of Plants

LEAP 6th Grade Science




Click here to find the Oregon State Standards for Science Education




Return to Homepage

Course Description

There is an amazing world of life just beyond our scope of vision: the world of micro-organisms. Viruses, bacteria, and protists are the smallest forms of life, but they are the organisms that scientists study to learn about cells and cell processes. In this course we will study many forms of micro-life and learn about their life processes using both compound microscopes. We will also use binocular microscopes to study larger organisms like insects, molds, and fungi. We will also learn many specimen preparation and staining techniques.
This course is designed for students to meet or exceed Oregon State Standards in Life Science, and learn to successfully submit Work Samples in the Elements of Inquiry.
To earn a C2 or better students must keep an organized folder of their completed work and participate in classroom activities.