Tyler Hollow

Welcome to Mr. Tyler Hollow’s class!

I am very excited for my ninth year at Helena High School. I really enjoy the students at Helena High School and appreciate their willingness to work hard and be involved. I grew up in Helena. I attended the College of Idaho and earned a Biology degree, then I worked in Idaho, Wyoming and Victor, Montana before moving back to my hometown. I recently graduated with a Masters in Science Teaching from Montana State University.

I teach Earth Science and Biomed 4. Biomed 4 is an upper level research class in Health Career Pathway. They are both laboratory-based and focused on the process of science. I am passionate about science and excited to work with students in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Students will be thinking like Scientists and doing Scientific work every day.

For Biomed 4 student’s class material can be found on the LMS link.

Posted on October 15, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, October 15, 2018

This week is short and ends on Wednesday due to teacher workshops planned for Thursday and Friday across the state.

Monday – Modeling a river system Part I
Tuesday – Stream Dynamics, Notes on Groundwater
Wednesday – Porosity Lab, Turn in Notebooks.

Have a great week and enjoy the long break!

Posted on October 10, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday October 8, 2018

Monday – Students took notes on a presentation on running water. Students were prepped for the field trip.
Tuesday – Students participated in a field trip to the Asarco Superfund Site. Students that stayed in school completed a reading activity about the site.
Wednesday – Students reviewed the art of graphing through TAILS. Then they created a hydrograph in the Activity “A River Runs Through It”
Thursday – Students will be watching a film entitle Salmon: Running the Gauntlet (52-minute video). Note: Skip the intro and start at the 2-minute mark. Students will complete a “Film Guide”
Friday – Students will complete “A River Runs Through It.” Stream Dynamic Notes.

Posted on October 1, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday – Turned in “Drainage Basins” Map Activity, Notes on Issues in our Watershed
Tuesday – Watershed activity
Wednesday – “Color Me a Watershed” Activity
Thursday – Quiz on Watersheds
Friday – Helena High School Counselors will be in our class discussing key factors for success for ninth grade year.

I hope you have a great week!
Note: Test corrections are due Wednesday at the end of the day.

Posted on September 24, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday – Hydrology Introductions, Ch. 6 Reading Guide
Tuesday – Watershed Activity
Wednesday – Hydrology Notes
Thursday – U.S. Drainage Basins Activity
Friday – Montana Rivers and Review

Have a great week!

Posted on September 16, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday – Students will take notes on the Next Generation Science Standard, Engaging in Argument with Evidence. Student will write observations and inferences from a paleontology dig.
Tuesday – Students will read a current event and complete an activity with the article they choose to read.
Wednesday – Students will take the Aspire Test, which is a practice ACT test for college entrance.
Thursday – Students will share their current event. Then students will study for the Nature of Science Test.
Friday – Nature of Science Test, Pre-test Hydrology.

I hope you have a great week.

Posted on September 13, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, September 10th, 2018

Monday – Bell Ringer, Spot Description
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Mass Lab
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Volume Lab, Density Demonstration
Thursday – Bell Ringer, go over lab write-up, Density Lab.
Friday – Density Demonstration, Finish Density Lab

Posted on September 4, 2018

Earth Science week-at-a-glance for Monday, September 4th, 2018

Thanks for a great first few days of classes. Here is the plan this week. Resources for the week can be found in the Nature of Science Unit on my web page.

Monday – Labor Day, no school.
Tuesday- Doing Science activities
Wednesday – Pre-test on Nature of Science, Nature of Science Notes
Thursday – Metric Conversions, Lab Safety
Friday – Lab: Metric Measuring

Posted on May 15, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, May 14 2018

Monday – Earthquake building project “Shake, Rattle and Roll.”

Tuesday – Virtual Quake Quiz,

Wednesday – Presentation on Volcanism

Thursday – Volcanism “Searching for Home Plate.”

Posted on May 8, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday May 7th, 2018

Monday – Notes on Earthquake Waves

Tuesday – Activity on reading seismograms, “Can you read a quake?”

Wednesday – Activity on reading a Travel-time graph and Locating a quake.

Thursday – Earthquake Project Day 1

Friday – Quiz, Earthquake Project Day 2

Posted on April 30, 2018

Earth Science week-at-a-glance for Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday – Notes on Earthquakes, Earthquake Prediction Model Lab.

Tuesday- Earthquake Prediction Model Lab

Wednesday – Students will be taking the second round of ACT aspire for science.

Thursday- Students will be either with Vigilante Academy, working on floats, or completing make-up work in their classes.

Friday – Vigilante Parade Day!

Click Here for Syllabus and Student Life Resources

Please view Earth Science syllabus and course outline. Helpful resources for student life will also be placed here.

Science Circus

Students have an opportunity to participate at Science Circus this year.  Science Circus attracts over a thousand people each year to Helena High and students showcase amazing Science phenomenon.  Earth Science students will develop their own project in class for a project grade.  They will also be given the opportunity to present their project at Science Circus for extra credit.  See documents for more information.

Click Here for Research and Current Event Resources

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.

Click Here for Nature of Science Unit

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.

Click here for Astronomy Unit

Astronomy is the study of the area outside of earth’s atmosphere.  Students will investigate craters on moon and the reason for phases of the moon.  Students will explore the universe’s laws and scientific theories such as gravitational attractions effects on planets.  Students will study star composition and technology that has led to the understanding of our universe.

Click Here for Plate Tectonic Unit

Students will explore Earth’s interior and the dynamics of plate movement.  Students will investigate different types of plate boundaries and their resulting features.

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

Upcoming Events

  • August 31, 2018

    Freshman BBQ and Dance this Friday

    Freshman are invited to a free barbecue Friday, August 31st at 5:30 p.m. at Vigilantee Stadium. Ninth graders that attend the event will get a free Bengal T-shirt, entrance into the game, and a free meal.

    Get involved at Helena High and be Bengal Proud!

  • October 25, 2018

    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 or Ms. Pichette if you are interested.


  • September 4, 2018

    University of Montana Science Fair

    Participate in this year’s University of Montana Science Fair is on a Monday in March 2018.  Go to this page to check it out:  University of Montana Science Fair

  • September 4, 2018

    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

    Biomed 4 (Biomedical Innovations)

  • Period 2

    Earth Science

  • Period 3

    Freshmen Team

  • Period 4


  • Period 5

    Earth Science

  • Period 6

    Earth Science

  • Period 7

    Earth Science