The world around us offers exposure to everyday phenomena that are often considered mysterious. We will answer some questions like: Why do things float? How come sound can travel through water? What the heck is light? How does electricity actually work? Why does leaving the refrigerator door open make your kitchen warmer? How do you make a nuclear bomb? We will finish by looking into the way that modern physics is changing our understanding of what we think of as the “real” world, including topics of thermodynamics, sound, light, electricity and Einstein’s theories of relativity. This course will also provide a foundation for students seeking to take advanced courses in physics.