Fact, Conclusion, Cause and Effect, Model, and Scientific Law

Fact, Conclusion, Cause and Effect, Model, and Scientific Law

Fact, Conclusion, Cause and Effect, Model, and Scientific Law

I want to take a look at what some scientific terms mean. We’re going to take a look at fact, conclusion, cause and effect, model, and scientific law. Starting off, a fact is the knowledge or information based on real occurrences.

You could probably already formulate a definition for fact. Now, when we come to conclusion, it’s a little bit different than what you might be thinking. It’s the result or outcome of an act or process.

In science, we say a conclusion is when one thing happens. It’s what occurs because of that first thing that happened. That leads us to the next term, which is cause and effect. This states that every occurrence is connected in a specific way to a preceding event.

If one thing happens, it’s because something else just happened. For example, if you see a tennis ball rolling down a driveway, you can infer that something happened to make that tennis ball start rolling.

It could have been somebody throwing it, or it could have been the wind blowing it down the driveway. Just like with the conclusion as the result or outcome of an act or process, the reason you have a conclusion basically is because of cause and effect.

You have a cause and then the effect is the same thing as the conclusion. Then, we have something called a model, which is a schematic description of a system, theory, or phenomenon that accounts for it’s known or inferred properties and may be used for further study of its characteristics.

Basically, this is a diagram, some type of model that explains some kind of- it explains something that’s happening in science. It takes into account what we know about it, and it can be used to further study its characteristics, because it takes everything we know about it and it puts it into some kind of diagram that makes it easier to understand.

Then, we have scientific law, which is a statement of fact meant to explain an action or set of actions. It is generally accepted to be true and universal, and it can sometimes be expressed in terms of a single mathematical equation.

Scientific laws are accepted at face value based upon the fact that they have always been observed to be true. Now, some scientific laws or laws of nature include the law of gravity, the law of thermodynamics, and Hooke’s law of elasticity.

We get a scientific law as a statement of fact. This is something that has been proven to be true. Since it’s always been observed to be true, it’s accepted at face value.



by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: June 18, 2020