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 December 15, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday December 15, 2017

Monday – Bell Ringer, Review Lab and Notes on Humidity

Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Lab: Dew Point

Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Lab: Relative Humidiy, Quiz

Thursday – Bell Ringer, “Cloud in the Bottle Lab”

Friday – “Unchained Godess”  Meteorology Review

Posted on December 4, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday December 4, 2017

Monday – Film called “Chasing Ice”

Tuesday – Climate Change Discussion.  Carbon Cycle Internet Investigation.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – Carbon Cycle Project

Posted on November 27, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-glance for Monday November 27, 2017

Monday – Weather vs Climate; Climate Change Probe

Tuesday- Greenhouse Effect Lab

Wednesday – Climate Change Notes, Evidence of Climate Change Research

Thursday – Evidence of Climate Change Research

Friday – Film “Chasing Ice”

Posted on November 13, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday November 13, 2017

Monday – Bell Ringer, Energy Transfer Lab

Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Finish Energy Transfer Lab,

Me and My Shadow activity.

Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Ozone Notes, Ozone Reading

Thursday – Bell Ringer, Ozone Reading, Ozone Modeling

Friday – Ozone Modeling

Posted on November 7, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-glance for Monday, November 7, 2017

Monday – Film: Hot Planet-Cold Comfort, complete a film guide.

Tuesday – Started “Atmosphere Mural”

Wednesday – “Atmosphere Mural”

Thursday – Notes on Atmosphere, Finish conclusion questions for Atmosphere Mural.

Friday – Atmosphere Activity.

Posted on October 30, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday October 30, 2017

Monday – Bell Ringer, Finish Film on Lake Missoula, Notes on Groundwater

Tuesday – Porosity Lab

Wednesday – Finish Porosity Lab, Permeability Race

Thursday – Hydrology Test Review

Friday – Hydrology Test, Quarter ends on Friday.

Posted on October 23, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday – Close read and annotation on Colorado River

Tuesday – Stream Table Lab/ Notes on stream dynamics

Wednesday – Stream Table Lab

Thursday – Hydrology Investigation

Friday – Quiz on Running Water, Video

Posted on October 16, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday – Notes and Discussion on Helena Watersheds

Tuesday – Helena Area Watersheds

Wednesday – Watershed Wrap-up

Posted on October 10, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-glance October 9, 2017

Monday – Counselors are sharing advice for ninth grade students.

Tuesday – Watershed activity put in notebooks.

Wednesday – Notes on problems in watersheds.

Thursday – United States drainage basins activity.

Friday – Quiz on watersheds.

Posted on October 3, 2017

Earth Science Week-at-a-glance for Monday, October 2nd.

Monday – Nature of Science Test Review that needs to be turned in on Wednesday.

Tuesday – Review for test. Get your own Earth Science books to be stored at home or in locker and complete a multi-pass reading guide for Chapter 6: Running Water.

Wednesday – Nature of Science Test, finish multi-pass reading guide.

Thursday and Friday – Watershed Activities.

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 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

Click Here for Natural Resource Unit

Students will study ocean floor features by developing and using models.  Students will dive into three different types of ocean currents and learn about the  effects of El Nino and climate changes effect on density currents.

Upcoming Events

  • 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