Tyler Hollow

Welcome to Mr. Tyler Hollow’s class!

I am very excited for my tenth 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 then moved to Idaho and attended The College of Idaho and earned a Biology degree. After graduation I worked professionally in the Northwest as a Fish Technician, Wolf Biologist, a wildlife guide, and as an environmental consultant. I have taught Science to High School students in Meridian, Idaho and Victor, Montana. I recently graduated with a Masters in Science Teaching from Montana State University.

I teach Biology, Biomed 4, and AP Research. Biomed 4 is an upper level research class in the Health Career Pathway while AP Research is an elective credit and one of two classes in AP Capstone. I am passionate about science and research, and excited to work with students in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

Posted on October 14, 2019

Biology Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, November 14th, 2019

This week is very short due to Fall Break!

Monday – Bell Ringer, Lab Preperation, Lab: Effects of Fertilizer on Algae.
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Film Guide on Keystone Species
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Lab: Effects of Fertilizer on Algae
Thursday and Friday is Fall Break!

Have a great Fall Break!

Posted on October 7, 2019

Biology Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, October 7th 2019

Monday – Bell Ringer, Notes on food web and energy flow
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Review food web and continue notes, Case Study on Kokanee Salmon
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Case Study on Kokanee Salmon
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Case Study on Kokanee Salmon Summary
Friday – Bell Ringer, Lab: The Effects of Fertilizer in a Estuary.”

I hope you have a great week.

Posted on October 4, 2019

Biology Week-at-a-Glance for Monday 9/30/2019

Monday – Bell Ringer, Pre-test on Ecology, and Video on Yellowstone
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, reading guide for Chapter 3.
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Biome Project
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Biome Project
Friday – Bell Ringer, Food Chain Scavenger Hunt and Finish Biome Project

Posted on September 23, 2019

Biology Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday – Bell Ringer (check grades), Create poster for Experimental Design Project
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Aspire Test
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Nature of Science Test Review
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Present Poster and Test Experimental Design Project
Friday – Bell Ringer, Nature of Science Test

Posted on September 10, 2019

Biology Week-at-a-Glance for Monday September 9, 2019

Current Unit: Nature of Science

Monday – Bell Ringer, Scientific Thinking Notes
Tuesday – Bell Ringer,The Strange Case of Beriberi, and Introductions to Microscopes.
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Microscope Lab
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Daphnia Lab
Friday – Bell Ringer, Film guide on Mythbusters: Dogs

Have a great week.

Posted on August 28, 2019

Biology Week-at-a-Glance for Thursday August 29, 2019

Welcome to Biology class with Mr. Hollow. I look forward to a great year. This is a short week and I hope to learn a little bit about each student this week.

Wednesday – Bengal Beginnings
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Class Introductions, Create a tower.
Friday – Bell Ringer, Syllabus and Expectations, What is Biology?

Posted on June 3, 2019

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, June 3rd, 2019

This is the last week of school. Do your best this week. “Failure is not an Option!” Test review can be found on this web page under documents.

Monday – Semester Test Review, and Kahoot Quiz Game.
Semester Test Schedule:

Tuesday (June 4)

Period 0……………………………….8:20-9:40

Period 1……………………………….9:55-11:15

Lunch ..……………………………….11:15-11.50

Period 2……………………………….11:50-1:10

Make up tests…………………………. 1:25-2:45

Wednesday (June 5)

Period 3……………………………….8:20-9:40

Period 4……………………………….9:55-11:15

Lunch ..……………………………….11:15-11.50

Period 5……………………………….11:50-1:10

Make up tests…………………………..1:25-2:45

Thursday (June 6)

Period 6……………………………….8:20-9:40

Period 7……………………………….9:55-11:15

Lunch ..……………………………….11:15-11.50

Make up tests………………………….11.50-2:45

Posted on May 21, 2019

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday May, 20th 2019

Monday – Notes on Volcanism
Tuesday- Write a short constructed response on Comparing Yellowstone to Hawaii Volcanism.
Wednesday – Rock cycle reading pages 66-69, then complete a rock cycle activity.
Thursday – Field Trip to Trout Creek Canyon. For students staying in class, complete a current event.
Friday – The Day the Mesozoic Died.

Posted on May 13, 2019

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, May 13th 2019

Monday- Students will be presenting information on one of six earthquakes. We will also be reviewing faulting and mountain building.

Tuesday – Students will be taking the ACT aspire for Science.

Wednesday and Thursday – Students will be learning about Volcanism and completing “Searching for Home Plate.”

Friday – Students will be examining different igneous rock types and exploring Yellowstone Volcanics.

Posted on May 7, 2019

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, May 6th, 2019

Current Unit is Earthquakes/Volcanoes.

Monday – Bell Ringer, Earthquake Prediction Module (Lab)
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Finish Earthquake Prediction Module and Present Findings.
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Notes on Earthquakes, Fault Model.
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Finish Fault Model
Friday – 10-5 – Jive on Major Earthquakes.

Have a great week!

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.

Biology Unit 1 Nature of Science

In this introductory unit, students will explore the process of science. Students will use scientific tools to investigate living organisms. Students will understand the difference between scientific theories and scientific laws and improve upon their analysis skills. Skill learned in this unit will be used throughout the year.

Biology Unit 3 Biochemistry

Biology Unit 4 Cells

Biology Unit 5 Genetics

Biology Unit 6 Evolution and Classification

Biology Unit 7 Microorganisms

Biology Unit 8 Plants and Animals

Earth Science Unit 1 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.

Earth Science Text Resources: Chapter 1 Introduction to Earth Science

Earth Science Unit 4 Weather and Storms Unit

Students will investigate weather patterns, cloud formations, storms  and effects of difference of pressure. Students will explore storms and the effect of climate change on these systems.

Earth Science Text Resources: Chapter 18. Moisture, Clouds and Precipitation; Chapter 19. Air Pressure and Wind; and Chapter 20. Weather Patterns and Severe Storms.

Earth Science Unit 5 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.

Earth Science Text Resources: Chapter 22. Origin of Modern Astronomy; Chapter 23. Touring our Solar System; Chapter 24. Studying the Sun; and Chapter 25. Beyond our Solar System.

Earth Science Unit 6 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.

Earth Science Text Resources:Chapter 8. Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior; and Chapter 9. Plate Tectonics

Earth Science Unit 8 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.

Earth Science Text Resources:Chapter 12. Geologic Time; and Chapter 13. Earth’s History

Upcoming Events

  • March 19, 2019 - March 20, 2020

    Science Circus 2020

    Science Circus is Here Friday, third weekend in March

    Friday 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

    Biology Students can present their Science Circus project they are working on this week at Science Circus for Extra Credit.

  • November 12, 2018 - November 22, 2018

    Climate Change Challenge (Up to 10 points extra credit)

    Here is a way that you can make a difference in the fight against climate change. The due date is Friday, December 14th.
    1. Create a table listing each individual task you did to decrease climate change for seven days. The table must include the task accomplished, date and why it decreases climate change. A new task is necessary for each day. Parents must sign off on your table.
    2. Write a professional letter to a Montana Congressmen that provides a compelling reason to fight Climate Change and your ideas for change. Share the letter with teacher.

    Senator Jon Tester: Washington, DC Office 311 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-224-2644 Email: senator@tester.senate.gov

    Senator Steve Daines: Washington, DC Office 320 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-224-2651 Email: steve@daines.senate.gov

    Representative Greg Gianforte DC Office 1419 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: 202-225-3211 Email: will.carraco@mail.house.gov

  • October 14, 2019

    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, 2019

    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, 2019

    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

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  • Period 4

    Biomed 4/AP Research

  • Period 5

    Study Hall

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  • Period 7