Tyler Hollow

Welcome to Mr. Hollow’s class!

I am very excited for another year at Helena High School. This is my 7th year at HHS and each year I love my job more and more. I really enjoy the students at Helena High School and appreciate their willingness to work hard, be involved and think critically.

I teach Earth Science and Biomedical Innovations. They are both laboratory based and focused on the process of science. I am passionate about Science and am excited to work with students in the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. STEM currently has a lot of opportunity for our work force and has many amazing new ideas that HHS students will be a part.

For Biomedical Innovation student’s class material can be found on the LMS link.

Posted on April 28, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance Monday April 24th

Monday – Finish Geologic Time Line and Turn-in

Tuesday – Reading guide “Principles of Geology”- Due Friday

Wednesday – Notes on Principles of Geology

Thursday – Film  “The Last Extinction” with Film Guide

Friday – Geologic Column Practice


Posted on April 20, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-glance Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Monday- Holiday Break

Tuesday – Notes on Sedimentary Rocks

Wednesday – Sedimentary Rock Lab/Rock Cycle

Thursday – Geologic Time Scale

Friday – Geologic Time Scale


Posted on April 10, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday April 10, 2017

Monday – Earthquake Unit Test

Tuesday – Shake, Rattle and Roll project work day.

Wednesday – Geologic Time Introduction “The Day the Mesozoic Died.”

Thursday – Geologic Timeline

Friday – Shake, Rattle and Roll Test Day!!!!!

Posted on April 4, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, April 3rd

I hope you had a great spring break!

Monday- Earthquake Hazard Notes

Tuesday – Shake, Rattle and Roll Project

Wednesday – Shake, Rattle and Roll Project

Thursday – Test Review

Friday – Earthquake Test

Posted on March 21, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance Monday March 21, 2017

Thanks for making Science Circus a great event.  Earth Science students did a wonderful job demonstrating amazing phenomenons!

Monday – Virtual Quake

Tuesday – Notes, Earthquake Prediction Lab

Wednesday – Earthquake Prediction Lab

  • All late work is due on Wednesday!

Thursday – Earthquake Gallery Walk.

Friday – Earthquake Activity

  • End of 3rd quarter!


Posted on March 13, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, March 13th

Earthquake Unit – see my Earthquake link for resources.

Monday – Notes

Tuesday – “Can you read a quake?” Activity

Wednesday – Finding the Epicenter

Thursday – Virtual Earthquake

Friday – Earthquake Film

Friday and Saturday is Science Circus!!!

Posted on March 6, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday March 6, 2017

Science Circus is March 17th and March 18th, extra credit opportunity and a lot of fun!!!!

Monday – Volcano Presentations

Tuesday – Volcano Quiz and Earthquake Reading

Wednesday – Notes/ “Can you read a quake?”

Thursday- “Can you read a quake?”

Friday – Earthquake activity

Posted on February 27, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-glance for Monday March 27, 2017

Monday – Volcano/Science Circus Project Research

Tuesday – Volcano/Science Circus Project Research

Wednesday – Link Crew Leader day for 9th grade students.

Thursday – Volcano Quiz, Volcano/Science Circus Project Poster

Friday – Volcano/Science Circus Project Presentations

Posted on February 21, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-glance for Tuesday February 21, 2017

This Friday is midterm.  Students may complete a Current Event and/or Crown Butte Virtual Field Trip for a replacement grade due on Friday.  Both activities can be found on my web page and I will also provide them with a copy of the activity.

Tuesday – Searching for Home Plate

Wednesday – Notes on igneous rocks and volcanism

Thursday – Lab Cooling Magma

Friday – Review lab and start Volcano Project

Posted on February 14, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-Glance for Monday, February 13th, 2017

Monday – Map Scale and Notes

Tuesday – Activity on hot spot volcanism called “how fast is the Pacific Plate been moving?”

Wednesday – Notes on explosive volcanoes.  Viscosity Lab

Thursday – Finish and complete write-up for Viscosity Lab.

Friday – Quiz on Volcanoes.  Science Circus overview.

Click Here for Earth Science Resources and Syllabus

Please view Earth Science syllabus and course outline. Semester test reviews are included in this area.

Science Circus

Students have an opportunity to participate at Science Circus this year.  Science Circus attracts a thousand people each year to Helena High and students showcase amazing Science Phenomenon.  Earth Science students can develop their own project or assist in other for extra credit.  See material for more information.

Click Here for Nature of Science Unit

Students will apply the Metric System and Measuring to investigate scientific questions through experimental design.

Click Here for Oceanography Unit

Students will study ocean floor features by developing and using models.  Students will dive into three different types of ocean currents and learn about the  effects of El Nino and climate changes effect on density currents.

Click Here for Research and Current Event Resources

These resources will be helpful for researching Earth Science related topics.  Take some time to look at each site.

Click Here for Geologic Time Unit

Geologic Time Unit will take the students on a Journey Back into Time and investigate Relative Time, Absolute Time and the figure out how Scientists use Radiometric  Dating to create the Geologic Time Scale

Click here for Hydrology Unit

Students will explore the water cycle in depth, spending time engaging in fun activities in surface water, groundwater and glaciers.  Hydrology Unit is covered in Chapter 6 in the Earth Science text book if students need additional support.

Click here for Astronomy Unit

Astronomy is the final unit in Earth Science.  Students will explore the universe, with special attention to our solar system and Earth’s moon.  Students will also explode in to space by making their own rocket.

Upcoming Events

  • April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017

    Rock and Mineral Show

    Check out the Rock and Mineral Show at the Civic Center this weekend.  Write a 1/2 page summary of what you learned for extra credit.

  • March 17, 2017 - March 18, 2017

    Science Circus

    Science Circus is coming.  Earth Science students can participate is this years Circus by presenting their projects on Volcanoes or topic of their choosing.  Science Circus is on Friday from 6-9 pm and Saturday 11-3 pm.  Come join in on the fun.

  • January 17, 2017 - January 19, 2017

    Fall Semester Testing

    Semester Testing week of January 17th.

    Earth Science Test is worth 20% of semester grade.

    Semester Test Schedule

    Tuesday: Periods 0, 1 and 2

    Wednesday: Periods 3, 4 and 5

    Thursday: Periods 6 and 7

  • September 8, 2016

    Envirothon Club

    Come join Envirothon in Ms. Pichette’s classroom (#213)Thursday during lunch. Envirothon is a competition in Aquatics, Range, Forestry, Wildlife and Soils. If you are interested in the outdoors, enjoy nature, or want to work in the Natural Resource field then Envirothon is for you. Contact Mr. Hollow and Ms. Pichette if you are interested.

  • March 27, 2017

    University of Montana Science Fair

    Participate in this year’s University of Montana Science Fair Monday March 27th, 2017.  Go to this page to check it out:  University of Montana Science Fair

  • February 28, 2017

    Montana Tech Science Fair

    Participate in this year’s Montana Tech Science Fair in February.  Go to this page to check it out:  http://institute.mtech.edu/science-fair

Tyler Hollow's Schedule

  • Period 1

    Team 1 Prep

  • Period 2

    Earth Science

  • Period 3

    Earth Science

  • Period 4


  • Period 5

    Biomedical Innovations

  • Period 6

    Earth Science

  • Period 7

    Earth Science