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.
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
Monday- Holiday Break
Tuesday – Notes on Sedimentary Rocks
Wednesday – Sedimentary Rock Lab/Rock Cycle
Thursday – Geologic Time Scale
Friday – Geologic Time Scale
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!!!!!
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
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
Thursday – Earthquake Gallery Walk.
Friday – Earthquake Activity
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!!!
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
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
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
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.
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.
Students will apply the Metric System and Measuring to investigate scientific questions through experimental design.
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.
Students will investigate weather patterns, cloud formations, storms and effects of difference of pressure.
These resources will be helpful for researching Earth Science related topics. Take some time to look at each site.
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
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.
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.