What Is a Scientist?

From the Series What Is...?

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Simple text and full-color photographs depict children engaged in various activities that make up the scientific process: asking questions, noticing details, drawing what they see, taking notes, measuring, performing experiments, and more.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Science
Copyright 1998
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 1998-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051000, JNF011000
Dewey 502.3
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.875 x 8
ATOS Reading Level 3.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 28840
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards and Reviewed

Author: Barbara Lehn

Photographer: Carol Krauss


  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Winner, 1998


School Library Journal

“In a deceptively simple style, this little gem introduces the scientific process. . . On the recto, a large, clear, colorfully bordered photo shows a first-grade scientist engaged in that investigative step. . . Other students are shown noticing details, drawing what they see, taking notes, measuring, designing experiments, etc. The last two pages explain that a scientist keeps trying things over and over and, perhaps best of all, has fun. . . this title reads like a picture book while conveying a positive message. An accessible volume that will prove especially useful in the classroom..”
School Library Journal