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.
Monday – Bell Ringer, Finish Nutrition activity and write conclusion.
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, read pages 45-49 in text and then take notes.
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, conduct Catalase Lab
Thursday – Bell Ringer, discuss Catalase Lab and then review for test.
Friday – Biochemistry Unit Test.
Have a Great Week!
Welcome back, I hope you had a great break! We are still in the Biochemistry Unit.
Monday – Bell Ringer, pH introduction activity, start Acids, Bases and pH lab.
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Finish Acids, Bases and pH lab.
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, discuss Acids, Bases and pH lab, start the Buffer Lab.
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Finish Buffer Lab
Friday – Bell Ringer, Macromolecule Jigsaw Activity
This is a short week. I hope you all have a wonderful vacation.
Monday: Bell Ringer, Water Property notes, Read water article and annotate.
Tuesday: Quiz on Chemistry, Summarize the water article.
Wednesday – Friday: No School
Monday – Bell Ringer, Biochemistry Vocabulary for Chapter 2
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Atomic Basic activity of atom models.
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Ionic Bond Lab
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Wrap-up Ionic Bond Lab, then introduce water properties.
Friday – Bell Ringer, water properties
I hope you have a great week!
Monday – Bell Ringer, Finish Human Impact Presentations
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Pre-Test Biochemistry, Chemical Composition of Human Body
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Finish Chemical Composition of Human Body
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Chemistry Concept Map
Friday – Quiz, Atomic Basics, 10-5-Jive on Element
Have a great week!
Biology is in the last week of Ecology Unit. Our next unit of study is Biochemistry.
Monday – Bell Ringer, Ecology Test Review due Thursday.
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Human Impact Project which will be presented on Friday.
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, continue work on Human Impact Project.
Thursday – Ecology Test, then continue work on Human Impact Project
Friday – Bell Ringer, Present your Human Impact Project.
Have a good week.
Monday – Turn In Nitrogen Cycle Project (present for extra credit), Ecological Succession Activity.
Tuesday – Film on Ecological Succession, then finish Succession Activity.
Wednesday – Modeling Lynx and Hare Population Dynamics Lab.
Thursday – Notes on Populations.
Friday – Analyze Population Graphs.
Monday – Bell Ringer, Finish Algae Lab Write-up
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Read Page 84 and take notes, Biogeochemical Cycle Model (Nitrogen)
Wednesday – Quiz on Chapter 3, Wrap-up Biogeochemical Cycle Model
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Notes on Symbiosis
Friday – Bell Ringer, Good Buddies Simulation
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!
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.
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.
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.
Ecology is the study of species and their interaction with each other and their environment. In Ecology, we will take an in depth look at how humans affect ecosystems.
Biochemistry Unit explores the basics of chemistry and applies the chemistry to biological function such as digestion and pH balance.
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
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.
Earth Science Text Resources: Chapter 6. Running Water and Groundwater
Students will explore the layers of the atmosphere, investigate the Ozone Layer, develop an opinion on Climate Change based on analysis of evidence and design a solution to fix the carbon cycle.
Earth Science Text Resources: Chapter 17. The Atmosphere: Structure and Temperature
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.
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.
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
Students will explore the dynamics of volcanism by learning the origin of igneous rocks and why volcanoes occur.
Earth Science Text Resources: Chapter 10. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity; and Chapter 11 Mountain Building
Student will investigate how earthquake happen and the resulting features. Students will learn three different types of faults, how to locate and earthquake epicenter and the hazards of earthquakes.
Earth Science Text Resources: Chapter 8. Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior
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