Science Explorer textbooks are 16 small textbooks in a series published by Prentice Hall to teach middle school science. The lead author is Michael Padilla.
The books in the Science Explorer series are available individually or as the Life, Earth and Physical series. The 16-book series contains an introduction to science and technology, with 15 books dedicated to a specific scientific topic. Titles include "Animals," "Astronomy," "Cells and Heredity," "Motion, Forces and Energy" and "Earth's Changing Surface." The series features engaging graphics and more than 1,400 labs and activities. Supplemental materials include online interactive textbooks, Discovery Channel videos and study workbooks.