MBS second-graders learn about the states of matter

Students in Mary Waegele's second-grade class at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Berlin, Md., learn about the states of matter.

Mary Waegele’s second-grade class at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Berlin, Md., recently worked on science experiments to review their States of Matter unit.

To visualize how air expands, students participated in an experiment to show what would happen to a balloon on a beaker when heated. They tested two balloons. One balloon was placed on a beaker with just air inside and one was placed on a beaker filled with a small amount of water. The students had to predict which balloon would get bigger faster.

That sparked their interest even further; they then wanted to know what would happen to the balloon if placed in a freezer. That’s their next experiment.

Middle-school science teacher Audrey Moshfeghian and second-grade teacher’s assistant Kathleen Meisten helped Waegele’s class perform the experiment in the MBS science lab.

“At MBS, we encourage our students to actively engage in all aspects of learning,” said Amanda Evans, director of admissions and advancement at the school. “When students ask questions, our teachers love to incorporate their ideas in lessons.”

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is located at 11242 Racetrack Rd., Berlin, Md. For information about admissions, contact Evans at (410) 208-1600.