This is the first course in a two-course sequence. The science of physics involves the discovery of patterns and relationships in natural phenomena. As students progress through this interactive course, they will be introduced to familiar situations from a new perspective. They will learn to explain, according to the laws of physics, events that occur in the world around them. Through text, graphics, interactive simulations, Smart Science Labs, Gizmos and many instructional videos they will investigate straight-line motion, motion in two dimensions, rotational motion, energy, relativity, properties of matter, change of state, and heat and temperature.