I'm a Physics teacher, used to be Physics student. And I really love experiment. Great though even the lab report was so erghhh..
So applying what I'd done during my studies, Experiment is a good way to get some theory. If you get good results, then be proud of yourself. But if you don't, never give up. Stay awake and try again, and again, and again until you get the results you really want.
So do it in life. Never give up if you don't get what you want. Try again with different variables, maybe it will turn out the best results of all. Who ever knows right. For those who successfully done with their experiment, don't look down to those who hasn't. Go on with next experiment you will know that life is full of surprise. Experiment them in a good way using great effort to manage the variables in your life. Hope to have the best results. Btw, don't forget to those who supply you with those equipment needed. What ever result you ever get, call it an experience that will bring you to a better path. =)