What is a Scientist?
A scientist is someone who studies or has expertise in science. A scientist tries to understand how our world, or other things, work. Scientists make observations, ask questions and do extensive research work in finding the answers to many questions others may not know about. Scientists use their senses, their tools, and their knowledge to study the world. There are many different types of scientists! Scientists can be a male or a female, tall or short, young or old...anyone can be a scientist!
The Scientific Method
Whenever a scientist wants to explore an idea they use a process called the scientific method. The scientific method is an organized way for scientists to gather information, create and perform experiments to gain more information, and to then share what they have learned with others.