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 hope everyone had a good weekend. This week Earth Science class will be transitioning from the Atmosphere Unit to the next unit Weather and Storms.
Monday – Atmosphere Test Review, Carbon Cycle Project
Tuesday – Atmosphere Test Review, Carbon Cycle Project
Wednesday – Atmosphere Test, Pre-Test Weather and Storms.
Thursday – Lab: “Cloud in a Bottle.”
Friday – Present Carbon Cycle Project
Have a great week!
Welcome back from the Holiday! This week we are working on Climate Change and how the Carbon Cycle plays a role.
Monday – Climate Change Short Constructed Response Outline
Tuesday – Climate Change Short Constructed Response. Then work on Carbon Cycle Internet Investigation.
Wednesday – Carbon Cycle Internet Investigation
Thursday – Explain the Carbon Cycle, Carbon Cycle Model Project
Friday – Carbon Cycle Model Project
Special Note: I am offering an extra credit project on my web page in the Events area.
I hope you all have a great week!
Hello all. This week is short as we have holiday break starting on Wednesday. I hope everyone has a nice time off and is ready to go next Monday.
Monday – Film – “Chasing Ice,” students need to complete a film guide for this lesson.
Tuesday – Finish the film, “Chasing Ice,” then discuss climate change.
Have a great break!
Welcome to week 2 of the second quarter. This week we are learning about the difference between weather and climate and Climate Change. All of these resources can be found under the Atmosphere Unit on this web page.
Monday – Lab: Heating Land and Water data collection
Tuesday – Finish Heating Land and Water Lab, Notes on Weather and Climate
Wednesday – Greenhouse Effect pHet Lab
Thursday – Notes on Greenhouse Effect.
Friday – Chasing Ice Film
Welcome to the second quarter. I will have grades finalized for the first quarter by Wednesday.
Monday – Finish Energy Transfer Lab and Experimental Design
Tuesday – “Me and My Shadow,” and Notes on Heat Transfer
Wednesday – Ozone Problem
Thursday – Ozone Reading
Friday – Quiz, Model the Ozone
I am excited for the week. The end of the quarter is this Friday!!!
Monday – Bell Ringer, Atmosphere Mural
Tuesday – Test Corrections and Atmosphere Mural (Team 3 Field Trip to Holter Art Museum)
Wednesday- Finish Atmosphere Mural
Thursday – Heat Transfer Lab
Friday – Heat Transfer Lab
Be safe on Halloween!
Monday – Review porosity and permeability. Conduct permeability races and finish Porosity Lab
Tuesday – Watershed Project
Wednesday – Hydrology Test Review. “Gallery Walk”
Thursday – Hydrology Test, Pre-test Atmosphere
Friday – Atmosphere Unit Introduction
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.
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