This one-year core course is designed for those students who learn best with class activities, discussions and hands-on labs. Physical Science is an inquiry-based NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Aligned course that examines matter and the changes it undergoes. We will cover the essential topics to give students a firm foundation for classes that may take later and for the physical science experienced in everyday life. The course will attempt to give students a deeper understanding of the scientific processes that go on around them and the interconnections among the sciences, technology, society, and the environment. This class will also aim to give students reading and studying strategies to help them become a more effective reader, learner and thinker.