Lead author Michael Padilla once again sets the standard for engaging, hands-on science exploration. The new Prentice Hall Science Explorer now offers 16 small books that give you the flexibility to customize lessons to match your curriculum. A new title, The Nature of Science and Technology, introduces students to the sciences, scientific methods, skills, and technology and design concepts they'll need to succeed in middle grades science! Whether using the text alone or in tandem with exceptional ancillaries and technology, teachers can utilize differentiated instruction components to meet the needs of every student at every learning level. Unparalleled technology activates text content and takes science beyond the classroom and into the real world.