How to be a Scientist



How to be a Scientist by Steve Mould
Published by DK Children
Date: 9 May 2017




DK continually creates outstanding informative books for readers, and How to be a Scientist is one of the best yet.  There is so much to love about this book and it all begins with the bright cover that instantly makes you interested in what other exciting things may be in the book.

With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) becoming more focused on in education and library programs to increase interest in scientific fields, this book is a perfect read for children and teens. I also believe this would be a good book to do work through together as a parent and child.


The How the Book Works page introduces the reader to the book and gives them a thorough understanding of the awesome activities, the photography guides, safety first guides, information on scientists, the science behind each project explained, and hints for new ways to test what has been learnt for each experiment.  I find this page is useful to the reader as they can confidently proceed with the experiments and revisit this page if they are confused what each section refers to.

Most of the experiments are using items that the reader will be able to find at home such as sponges, eggs, fruit, straws, icy pole sticks and ice. I like that the experiments are created out of everyday items because this makes the book accessible to all which I find most important when it comes to reading, learning and education. Each page has a lot of information but the they don’t feel overcrowded and the experiments are easy to follow.  Each page pops with colour, but has the subtle white background so as not to overwhelm the reader.

I highly recommend this book because there is so much to discover and will get your child thinking creatively.  My hope is that this book will not only be fun but also a wonderful learning experience, just as it has been for me.

Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read this book and leave an honest review.

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