Welcome to Mr. Tyler Hollow’s class!
I am very excited for another year at Helena High School. This is my 8th 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 and be involved and problem solve through critical thinking.
I teach Earth Science and Biomed 4, which is an upper level research class. 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. Students will be thinking like Scientists and doing Scientific work every day using the Science and Engineering Practices.
For Biomed 4 student’s class material can be found on the LMS link.
Monday – Notes and Discussion on Helena Watersheds
Tuesday – Helena Area Watersheds
Wednesday – Watershed Wrap-up
Monday – Counselors are sharing advice for ninth grade students.
Tuesday – Watershed activity put in notebooks.
Wednesday – Notes on problems in watersheds.
Thursday – United States drainage basins activity.
Friday – Quiz on watersheds.
Monday – Nature of Science Test Review that needs to be turned in on Wednesday.
Tuesday – Review for test. Get your own Earth Science books to be stored at home or in locker and complete a multi-pass reading guide for Chapter 6: Running Water.
Wednesday – Nature of Science Test, finish multi-pass reading guide.
Thursday and Friday – Watershed Activities.
Monday through Friday students will be working on an Experimental design project called Gummy Bear and the Flaming Ring of Death. Students will design a tool to fling a gummy bear through a hope and land into a square 4 meters away. Students will be working with a team. The team will present their project on a poster and test their tool on Friday.
Monday – Bell Ringer, Finish conclusion questions for density lab, Spot Description
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Spot Description, Notes on Scientific Thinking
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, “The Simpsons” experimental design
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Lab “Icy Cold”
Friday – Finish Lab “Icy Cold”, Start of Nature of Science Project, Turn in Notebooks.
Monday – Metric Conversions “Metric Mania”
Tuesday – Finish “Metric Mania,” and then complete the Mass and Volume Lab.
Wednesday – Density Overview, Density Lab
Thursday – Finish Density Lab
Friday – Find Your Spot Activity
Monday – Labor Day, No School
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Notes on Engaging in Argument from Evidence
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Current Event (Signed Syllabus is due)
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Notes on Metrics, Metric Mania (Notebook Check)
Friday – Metric Measuring Lab
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.
Here you will find great articles to read for completing an Earth Science current event. These resources will also be helpful for researching Earth Science related topics for projects during the year.
Students will engage in Science and Engineering Practices so they think like scientists and work like scientists. Student will apply the Metric System and Measuring to investigate scientific questions through experimental design.
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.
Students will investigate weather patterns, cloud formations, storms and effects of difference of pressure.
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.
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 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.