Help your students learn about science with some of the best books about scientists and the scientific method!
Best books about scientists for kids
During our unit on Scientists & The Scientific Method, we incorporate different read aloud books to explore topics in more depth. Read alouds are also amazing for incorporating science activities into your reading block.
Here are some of the best books about scientists & the scientific method that your students will love!
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Nonfiction Books about Scientists & Scientific Method
By Barbara Lehn
What is a Scientist? makes the concept of scientists accessible and easy to understand for young readers. This book includes examples of young children asking questions and following the scientific method to try and answer them. Use this story to help your students understand that they can become scientists in class and in their everyday lives by using their curiosity!
by Stephen P. Kramer
Filled with humorous questions to investigate, this book invites kids to think like a scientist and walks them through using the scientific method to find answers to questions they are curious about.
By Rebecca Kai Dotlich
With beautiful illustrations and clear text, this book provides a great overview and introduction to science for young learners. It tells about different fields of science and it discusses a little bit about how scientists ask and answer questions.
by Kelli Hicks
Introduce the crucial science safety rules and guidelines with this simple read aloud book about science. Using real-life images and key vocabulary, this book introduces important science practices to keep labs safe for kids.
by Lionel Bender
Help students learn about all of the important science safety rules with this informative text. Science Safety: Being Careful gives a thorough explanation for all of the critical safety procedures that should be followed during labs.
By Baby Professor
This book gives a clear, straightforward explanation of the scientific method and all of its steps. It’s a good introductory text for young learners.
Think Like a Scientist series: by Power Kids Press
The books about scientists & scientific method in this series range from $4.00-$8.00 for the hardcover and are also available in paperback. They provide explanations for each part of the scientific method.
Picture Books about Scientists & Scientific Method
by Chris Ferrie
In Goodnight Lab, Chris Ferrie puts a science spin on the classic Goodnight Moon. Little scientists will enjoy saying goodnight to lab coats, lasers, and science tools in this fun story.
by Eric Braun
Mad Margaret is crazy about science, and in this story she explains and demonstrates the scientific method to help her friend solve a sneezing problem. This book has fun illustrations and gives students a kid-friendly example of how the scientific method can be used for many situations.
by Andrea Beaty
There’s a reason this story is a New York Times bestseller! Ada Twist, Scientist is part of The Questioneers picture book series. This endearing story tells about Ada and her curiosity about the world around her. The rhyming text and adorable story make this an excellent read aloud option for any science classroom.
by Andrea Beaty
Just like Ada Twist, Scientist, Rosie Revere, Engineer is part of The Questioneers picture book series by Andrea Beaty. Rosie Revere loves to construct all sorts of inventions, but she hides them away because she is afraid of failure. Throughout the story, Rosie eventually learns that failures and missteps can and should be celebrated instead of feared. This is a wonderful, inspiring text that will help your students see that they can learn from mistakes!
by Brad Meltzer
In this child-friendly Albert Einstein biography, Brad Meltzer tells the story of Einstein’s life from a simple, first person perspective. Students will learn about overcoming adversity and not judging things or people that seem different.
By Chris Ferrie
Chris Ferrie gives the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? a science twist in this fun story about all sorts of scientists. Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, and more are featured scientists in the book.
More Activities to Teach Scientists & the Scientific Method
For more resources to teach about scientists and the scientific method, check out this Scientists & Scientific Processes science unit. The unit includes 11 days of detailed lesson plans, a 10-lesson teaching PowerPoint, student journal activities, science extension centers, plus 3 science experiments. It has everything you need to get started with introducing and teaching about scientists and the scientific method!
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