Tyler Hollow

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.

Posted on April 22, 2019

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, April 22, 2019

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

Posted on April 10, 2019

Earth Science Week-at-Glance for Monday April 8th, 2019

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.

Posted on April 1, 2019

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday April 1, 2019

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.

Posted on March 11, 2019

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, March 11th 2019

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

Posted on March 4, 2019

Earth Science Week-at-Glance for Monday, March 4, 2019

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

Posted on February 25, 2019

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday February 25, 2019

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

Posted on February 20, 2019

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, February 18th, 2019

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

Posted on February 12, 2019

Mr. Hollow’s Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, February 11, 2019

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.

Posted on February 4, 2019

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, February 4th, 2019

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.

Posted on January 29, 2019

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday January 28, 2019

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!!!!

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.

Earth Science Text Resources: Chapter 1 Introduction to Earth Science

Click Here for Weather and Storms Unit

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.

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.

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.

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.

Earth Science Text Resources:Chapter 8. Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior; and Chapter 9. Plate Tectonics

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.

Earth Science Text Resources:Chapter 12. Geologic Time; and Chapter 13. Earth’s History

Upcoming Events

  • March 15, 2019 - March 16, 2019

    Science Circus 2019

    Science Circus is Here Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th!

    Friday 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

    Earth Science Students can present their Science Circus project they are working on this week at Science Circus for Extra Credit.

  • November 12, 2018 - November 22, 2018

    Climate Change Challenge (Up to 10 points extra credit)

    Here is a way that you can make a difference in the fight against climate change. The due date is Friday, December 14th.
    1. Create a table listing each individual task you did to decrease climate change for seven days. The table must include the task accomplished, date and why it decreases climate change. A new task is necessary for each day. Parents must sign off on your table.
    2. Write a professional letter to a Montana Congressmen that provides a compelling reason to fight Climate Change and your ideas for change. Share the letter with teacher.

    Senator Jon Tester: Washington, DC Office 311 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-224-2644 Email: senator@tester.senate.gov

    Senator Steve Daines: Washington, DC Office 320 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-224-2651 Email: steve@daines.senate.gov

    Representative Greg Gianforte DC Office 1419 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: 202-225-3211 Email: will.carraco@mail.house.gov

  • August 28, 2018 - August 28, 2018

    Freshman BBQ and Dance this Friday

    Freshman are invited to a free barbecue Friday, August 31st at 5:30 p.m. at Vigilantee Stadium. Ninth graders that attend the event will get a free Bengal T-shirt, entrance into the game, and a free meal.

    Get involved at Helena High and be Bengal Proud!

  • October 25, 2018

    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 4, 2018

    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 4, 2018

    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

    Freshmen Team

  • Period 4


  • Period 5

    Earth Science

  • Period 6

    Earth Science

  • Period 7

    Earth Science