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 – Overview of Glaciers and my trip to Canada, Reading on Earthquake waves.
Tuesday – No school for 9th graders due to CRT and ACT testing of Sophomores and Juniors.
Wednesday – Magnetism Module
Thursday – Finish Magnetism Module and Take Notes on Earth’s Magnetic Field.
Friday – Quiz on Earth’s Interior and follow-up activity on magnetism.
Make-up assignment: I am offering students a make-up assignment that will replace their lowest grade of the quarter. The make-up assignment is a current event that can be found on my web page; students will be getting a hard copy.
I will be gone this week, so changes to grades will occur on Tuesday of the following week. Grades are up-to-date as of Friday, March 9th.
Monday- Students will complete Plate Tectonic Textbook Questions.
Tuesday – Students will take notes on Earth’s interior. Then they will start Earth’s Interior Model.
Wednesday – Student will complete the Earth’s Interior Model.
Thursday – Students will watch a film called “Alps” and complete a film guide.
Friday – Students will watch a presentations from the Montana Conservation Corp in the Little Theater.
Have a great week!
I hope everyone is doing great. Here is the plan this week. Please see “Science Circus” topic at this web page for more information.
Monday – Science Circus Project Topic Selection.
Tuesday- Science Circus Project Research
Wednesday – Science Circus Project Model Building and Poster Making.
Thursday – Science Circus Project Model Building and Poster Making.
Friday – Present project to class.
Special Note: Everyone needs to complete a project this week. Students have the opportunity to share their project at Science Circus the following week.
Monday – Notes on Starshttps://hhs.helenaschools.org/teachers/thollow/
Tuesday – Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram Activity
Wednesday – Solar System Project
Thursday – Astronomy Test Review
Friday – Astronomy Test
Monday – President’s day.
Tuesday – Life Cycle of a Star Webquest, make-up other assignments and turn in notebooks to be graded.
Wednesday – Notes on our Sun
Thursday – Nuclear Fusion Modeling Activity
Friday – Quiz, Star Exploration
Monday – Notes on Kepler’s Laws
Tuesday – Kepler’s Laws #2 and #3
Wednesday – Create a planet
Thursday – Life Cycle of a Star Activity.
Friday – Life Cycle of a Star Activty.
Monday – Quiz, introduce gravity
Tuesday – Period of Orbit Lab
Wednesday – Continue and finish the Period of Orbit Lab
Thursday – Notes on Kepler’s Laws, Kepler’s Law #2 Activity
Friday – Quiz, Kepler’s Law #3 Activity
Monday – Doppler Effect Lab, Scientific Theory Probe
Tuesday – Continue with Doppler Effect Lab, Notes on the Big Bang.
Wednesday – Annotate and Take 2-column notes on the article “How do we measure the age of our universe?”
Thursday – Write a summary from Wednesday’s article.
Friday – Big Bang News Activity
Monday – Semester Overview, class questionnaire, and start on Impact Crater Lab
Tuesday – Impact Crater Lab
Wednesday – Scientific Laws and Scientific Theories, The Big Bang Theory
Thursday and Friday – Doppler Effect lab
Monday – Review Coriolis Effect and Winds. Notes on Severe Storms.
Tuesday – Storm Stations
Wednesday – Monsoons Activity
Thursday – Semester Test Review
Friday – Semester Test Review
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.
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 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.
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.