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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
Monday – Earthquake building project “Shake, Rattle and Roll.”
Tuesday – Virtual Quake Quiz,
Wednesday – Presentation on Volcanism
Thursday – Volcanism “Searching for Home Plate.”
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
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!
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.
Students will explore Earth’s interior and the dynamics of plate movement. Students will investigate different types of plate boundaries and their resulting features.
Students will explore the dynamics of volcanism by learning the origin of igneous rocks and why volcanoes occur.
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.
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