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.
I look forward to another great week in Earth Science. We will be concluding the Plate Tectonic Unit this week.
Monday – Bell Ringer, Review Density, Finish Plate Tectonic Module.
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Review lab concepts. Start on Plate Feature Research Project.
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Plate Feature Research Project
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Present our Plate Feature Projects, Test Review for Plate Tectonics.
Friday – Plate Tectonic Test
Happy Spring! Now the weather just needs to get with the calendar.
Monday- Bell Ringer, Radiometric Dating Lab….Its all about the half-lives. Complete analysis and conclusion questions 1-7.
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Continental Drift Puzzle. Write four pieces of evidence that supports Pangaea.
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Quiz on Plate Tectonics. Complete Multipass Reading Guide for Chapter 9.
Thursday – Notes on Plate Tectonics. Work on Evidence for Plate Tectonics.
Friday – Evidence for Plate Tectonics.
Happy April Fools! But this is no joke, we start the 4th quarter today! Finish Strong.
Monday – Bell Ringer. Earthquake Waves and Earth’s Interior Notes. Graphing activity.
Tuesday – Bell Ringer. Review graphing activity and Earth’s Interior. Magnetism Module.
Wednesday – Bell Ringer. Finish Magnetism Module and take notes on the magnetosphere.
Thursday – Bell Ringer. Radiometric Dating Lab
Friday – Finish Radiometric Dating Lab.
Science Circus is this Friday (6-9 pm) and Saturday (11-3 pm). Students are able to present their project for extra credit either of those days.
Students will be working on project this week.
Monday – Science Circus Research
Tuesday – Science Circus Research
Wednesday – Science Circus Poster Work
Thursday – Science Circus Poster Work
Friday – Present Science Circus Project to Class
This week we are finishing Astronomy with a Test on Wednesday. Then we are on to our project week in preparation for Science Circus.
Monday – Bell Ringer, Solar System Project
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Astronomy Test Review
Wednesday – Astronomy Test
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Solar System Project is due. Work on Science Circus Project
Friday – Bell Ringer, Science Circus Project
This week is all about stars and will be finishing the Astronomy Unit next Tuesday with a Test.
Monday – Bell Ringer, Spectroscope Activity
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Notes on Stars
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, H-R Diagram Graphing Activity
Thursday – Life Cycle of Stars, Solar System Project
Friday – Solar System Project
Monday – President’s Day – No School
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Web quest Life Cycle of Stars
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Finish Web quest Life Cycle of Stars
Thursday – Bell Ringer, Notes on Stars, Concept Map
Friday – Modeling Nuclear Fusion Activity
Monday – Film “Failure is Not an Option” Create a timeline of early NASA events.
Tuesday – Finish Film, Notes on topic = Early Astronomy
Wednesday – Finish Notes, Kepler’s 2nd Law.
Thursday – Kepler’s 3rd Law.
Friday – Quiz over Early Astronomy notes, start Solar System Project.
The Polar Vortex has met the Pineapple Express creating an amazing snow storm with extremely cold temperatures. Now that is a Natural Phenomenon.
Monday – “The Secrets of Our Solar System” Film
Tuesday – Read “Astronomers push the edges of final frontier, find farthest galaxy,” annotate and take two-column notes.
Wednesday – Discuss article, then write summary of article.
Thursday – Period of Orbit Lab
Friday – Period of Orbit Lab Write-up and apply to planets.
Stay warm and have a great week.
We are blasting off into our Astronomy Unit!
Monday: Finish Impact Crater lab
Tuesday: Share Findings of Impact Crater Lab, Frayer Model on Scientific Theory and Scientific Law. Big Bang Introduction Video
Wednesday – Doppler Effect Lab
Thursday – Notes on Big Bang
Friday – Big Bang News Interview
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.
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