What is Experimental Science?
Experimental science is the search for cause and effect relationships in nature. Experimental science is looking for “because this happens, then this happens.” That’s the cause and effect. One thing happens, which causes something else to happen.
You start out with a hypothesis, which is your best guess at what this cause and effect relationship is. Of course, first, you ask a question, then you make observations. A hypothesis is when you have an informed idea of what this specific cause and effect relationship is.
Then, you conduct your experiment, your control experiment, which leads you to a conclusion. Your conclusion allows you to predict the result of future cause and effect relationships. You may wonder why that is. Well, when you come to a conclusion, you now know something as fact.
You now know that one- you now know for sure of one cause and effect relationship. Because of that, you can now extrapolate that idea, that data, to another cause and effect relationship to predict what will happen there.
That’s why a conclusion allows you to predict the result of future cause and effect relationships. Now, if the scientists can do this, then it can harness effects to do things, because you have the cause and effect. One thing happens causing something else.
If you’re able to harvest the effect side of the equation, then you’re able to harness it to do or accomplish things. Technology is the area that applies the findings of sciences to produce machines or to do things for us.
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Last updated: 10/04/2018