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 – Volcanism “Searching for Home Plate”
Tuesday – Finish “Searching for Home Plate”, Notes on Volcanism
Wednesday – Field Trip to Trout Creek Canyon. Current Event for those students that stayed in class.
Thursday- Asarco Film, Notes on Volcanoes.
Friday – Volcano and Earthquake Unit Test Review
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!
Monday – Students read pages 314 to 317 in Earth Science textbook and took 2-column notes from the reading.
Tuesday – Students completed a film guide on “Himalayan Megaquake.”
Wednesday – Students wrote notes from teacher presentation on faulting and started a fault model.
Thursday – Students completed the fault model and analyzed the features associated with the model.
Friday – Student will investigate earthquakes using a Earthquake Prediction Model.
Monday – Plate Tectonic Feature Research
Tuesday – Plate Tectonic Feature Research and Group Presentation
Wednesday – Plate Tectonic Test Review
Thursday – Plate Tectonic Test/Earthquake Review
Friday – Earthquake Introductions
Monday – Sea Floor Spreading – “Earning your Stripes” activity.
Tuesday – Plate Boundary Template
Wednesday – Plate Tectonic Module
Thursday – Plate Tectonic Module
Friday – Quiz, Modeling
Monday – Easter Break
Tuesday – Start of 4th quarter. Continental Drift Activity
Wednesday – Notes on Continental Drift
Thursday – Reading on Earth’s Magnetic Reversals
Friday – Lab: Convection Currents.
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!
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