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.
Monday – Hydrology Introductions, Ch. 6 Reading Guide
Tuesday – Watershed Activity
Wednesday – Hydrology Notes
Thursday – U.S. Drainage Basins Activity
Friday – Montana Rivers and Review
Have a great week!
Monday – Students will take notes on the Next Generation Science Standard, Engaging in Argument with Evidence. Student will write observations and inferences from a paleontology dig.
Tuesday – Students will read a current event and complete an activity with the article they choose to read.
Wednesday – Students will take the Aspire Test, which is a practice ACT test for college entrance.
Thursday – Students will share their current event. Then students will study for the Nature of Science Test.
Friday – Nature of Science Test, Pre-test Hydrology.
I hope you have a great week.
Monday – Bell Ringer, Spot Description
Tuesday – Bell Ringer, Mass Lab
Wednesday – Bell Ringer, Volume Lab, Density Demonstration
Thursday – Bell Ringer, go over lab write-up, Density Lab.
Friday – Density Demonstration, Finish Density Lab
Thanks for a great first few days of classes. Here is the plan this week. Resources for the week can be found in the Nature of Science Unit on my web page.
Monday – Labor Day, no school.
Tuesday- Doing Science activities
Wednesday – Pre-test on Nature of Science, Nature of Science Notes
Thursday – Metric Conversions, Lab Safety
Friday – Lab: Metric Measuring
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
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