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 September 24, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, September 24, 2018

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!

Posted on September 16, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, September 17, 2018

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.

Posted on September 13, 2018

Earth Science Week-at-a-Glance for Monday, September 10th, 2018

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

Posted on September 4, 2018

Earth Science week-at-a-glance for Monday, September 4th, 2018

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

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

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

  • November 27, 2018 - December 14, 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