Phone: 651-744-1717, 612-208-7863
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Elementary Ed, Minor in Middle School Science
Ms. Samantha Olson
Hello! Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!
My name is Samantha Olson. I was born and raised on the East Side of St Paul and graduated from Johnson Senior High in 2012. I am a product of the SPPS District. (Fun Fact: I went to Battle Creek for middle school!) I graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2017 with my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Middle Level Education. Science is my passion and I hope to pass that onto my students!
During this school year, I will be teaching Physical Science 6 and Astronomy. Please see the below sections for more info.
Some fun facts about me: I love to travel, I have one older sister, and I love being outside! I'm also an avid tea drinker and I love chocolate! Food is the way to my heart :)
If you need anything, please don't hesitate to reach out and contact me! Email is the best way to reach me and I will try to respond to you within 24 hours. I am so excited to collaborate with you this year! It's going to be a fun one!
Physical Science 6
6th grade students will study Physical Science during their school year. They will need the following items for class: a composition notebook (not spiral), pencils, and about 10 gluesticks. We create interactive notebooks to help deepen understanding of the topics shown in the yearly overview.
Physical Science covers the following topics:
- Engineering: Engineering Design Process, How to Create and Build
- Matter: What is Matter, Elements, The Periodic Table of Elements
- Motion & Energy: Potential and Kinetic Energy, Types of Energy
- Waves, Sound, Light: What is a Wave, Sound and How it Moves, Light Waves and the EM Spectrum
Astronomy is an elective class at Battle Creek! This means it is not a required class, and students get to choose if they want to take the class.
If your student is taking Astronomy, they should have the following items: a composition notebook (not spiral!), a pencil, and 10 glue sticks. We will be creating interactive notebooks to help with studying and encourange collaboration.
The following picture is a general overview of what will be taught in Astronomy. If you have questions about or are concerned about anything that will be taught, please don't hesitate to email me.