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  • Published: 29 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241283080
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $38.00

How to Be a Scientist



ASK the questions - DO fun activities - DISCOVER amazing facts

Discover the skills it takes to become a scientist in DK's new science book for kids with science presenter and comedian Steve Mould.

Being a scientist isn't just about wearing a lab coat and performing science experiments in test tubes. It's about looking at the world and trying to figure out how it works. As well as simple science experiments for kids to try, How to Be a Scientist will teach them how to think like a scientist and ask questions including: why doesn't pineapple jelly set, how do you grow your own crystals, and how does a black and white image turn to colour?

For every scientific concept the child learns they will be encouraged to find new ways to test it further. Fun questions, science games, and real-life scenarios make science relevant to children. In How to be a Scientist the emphasis is on inspiring kids, which means less time spent in stuffy labs and more time in the real world!

  • Published: 29 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241283080
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $38.00

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Praise for How to Be a Scientist

There are many science books that talk about important discoveries, major theories and famous scientists from history. There are also many books that pack in dozens, if not hundreds, of scientific experiments that you can try at home to test out scientific theories, before linking these experiments back to science. However, it's rare to find a book that combines these two things; 'How To Be A Scientist' brings scientific theories and practical experiments together in a way that keeps you turning through the pages to see what's next.

How it Works

A fantastically practical and accessible introduction to science for 7-9 year olds

Victoria Rossiter, Rossiter Books, Guardian

It appealed to all the kids and was hugely interacting for them - it's great and we dived into it as soon as we got it - would highly recommend it

Parent with children ages 9, 7 and 5, Toppsta

A beautifully presented and illustrated book which is packed with interesting and inspiring facts and projects... I think it's remarkable book - one of the best we've had so far about science

Parent with child age 8, Toppsta

My daughter is loving this book... Easy to read and to follow. Great for budding scientists

Parent with child age 7, Toppsta

This book is an excellent introduction to science and scientists... I'm sure this book will keep the whole family entertained during the summer holidays!

Parent with child age 7, Toppsta

It's a big book full of lots of information and pictures, perfect for all the family to get involved

Parent with children ages 11, 7 and 3, Toppsta

I love this to book because its colourful and easy to read... I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Science

Child age 10, Toppsta