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.
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
Monday – Film called “Chasing Ice”
Tuesday – Climate Change Discussion. Carbon Cycle Internet Investigation.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – Carbon Cycle Project
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”
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
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.
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.
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
Monday – Notes and Discussion on Helena Watersheds
Tuesday – Helena Area Watersheds
Wednesday – Watershed Wrap-up
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students will investigate weather patterns, cloud formations, storms and effects of difference of pressure.
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.
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
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.