When I was in middle school, I had an amazing 8th grade science teacher who made the class
so engaging and fun. Although I can remember in detail many of the activities we did, one thing really stuck with me – the difference between a science experiment and an investigation.
It’s important that when we are teaching science, not to get the terms confused since the two terms are pretty different. In teaching third grade, I very rarely did a complete science experiment, but we did investigate many different topics.
I created this graphic to explain the differences between the two.
Hope it helps!