Lead author Michael Padilla has developed each text in this series to include an effective mix of Life, Earth, and Physical Science content. Students find numerous opportunities for real-world investigation, inquiry, and experimentation. In addition, the text features a student-friendly writing style, integrated reading strategies, point-of-use math practice and support, ongoing assessment, and an unsurpassed art program. 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.