Tyler Hollow

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.

Posted on May 23, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-glance for Monday, May 21, 2018

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

Posted on May 15, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, May 14 2018

Monday – Earthquake building project “Shake, Rattle and Roll.”

Tuesday – Virtual Quake Quiz,

Wednesday – Presentation on Volcanism

Thursday – Volcanism “Searching for Home Plate.”

Posted on May 8, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday May 7th, 2018

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

Posted on April 30, 2018

Earth Science week-at-a-glance for Monday, April 30, 2018

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!

Posted on April 26, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-glance for Monday, April 23, 2018

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.

Posted on April 18, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, April 16, 2018

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

Posted on April 9, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday – Sea Floor Spreading – “Earning your Stripes” activity.

Tuesday – Plate Boundary Template

Wednesday – Plate Tectonic Module

Thursday – Plate Tectonic Module

Friday – Quiz, Modeling

Posted on April 4, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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.

Posted on March 19, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-glance for Monday, March 19, 2018

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.

Posted on March 9, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, March 12, 2018

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!

Click Here for Syllabus and Student Life Resources

Please view Earth Science syllabus and course outline. Helpful resources for student life will also be placed here.

Science Circus

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.

Click Here for Research and Current Event Resources

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.

Click Here for Nature of Science Unit

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.

Click here for Hydrology Unit

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.

Click here for Astronomy Unit

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.

Click Here for Plate Tectonic Unit

Students will explore Earth’s interior and the dynamics of plate movement.  Students will investigate different types of plate boundaries and their resulting features.

Click Here for Geologic Time Unit

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

Upcoming Events

  • June 4, 2018 - June 6, 2018



    1st day; Monday, June 4 Period 0…………………8:20-9:40
    Period 1…………………9:55-11:15
    Period 2…………………11:50-1:10
    Make up tests………..1:25-2:45

    2nd day Tuesday, June 5 Period 3………………….8:20-9:40
    Period 4………………….9:55-11:15
    Period 5………………….11:50-1:10
    Make up tests…………1:25-2:45

    3rd day; Wednesday, June 6
    Period 6…………………..8:20-9:40
    Period 7………………..…9:55-11:15
    Make up tests…………11:50-2:45

  • September 8, 2017

    Freshman BBQ and Dance this Friday

    Freshman are invited to a free barbeque this Friday, September 8th at 6:00 p.m. at Vigilantee Stadium.  Freshman that attend the event will get a free Bengal T-shirt, entrance into the game, and a free meal.

    After the game freshman are also invited to the “Breaking Down the Walls Dance!” held at Helena High.

    Get involved at Helena High and be Bengal Proud!

  • September 5, 2017

    Envirothon Club

    Come join Envirothon in Ms. Pichette’s classroom (#213)Thursday during lunch. Envirothon is a competition in Aquatics, Range, Forestry, Wildlife and Soils. If you are interested in the outdoors, enjoy nature, or want to work in the Natural Resource field then Envirothon is for you.

    Contact Mr. Hollow or Ms. Pichette if you are interested.


  • September 5, 2017

    University of Montana Science Fair

    Participate in this year’s University of Montana Science Fair is on a Monday in March 2018.  Go to this page to check it out:  University of Montana Science Fair

  • September 5, 2017

    Montana Tech Science Fair

    Participate in this year’s Montana Tech Science Fair in February.  Go to this page to check it out:  http://institute.mtech.edu/science-fair

Tyler Hollow's Schedule

  • Period 1

    Biomed 4 (Biomedical Innovations)

  • Period 2

    Earth Science

  • Period 3

    Earth Science

  • Period 4

    Team 3 Meeting

  • Period 5

    Earth Science

  • Period 6

    Earth Science

  • Period 7