Im not sure if you are speaking about all branches of physical science or just physics itself or what grade, so please ignore if this post is not useful.
Some of the topics in earth science that I think students really see the impact of their lives at home (depending on the grade) fresh water lessons and climate change lessons. There is alot of student interest with space and earth formation/processes but sometimes students fail to see the importance of those lessons for their day to day lives.
Current water shortages and climate change provide great opportunity to connect real life situations with current and relevant data and resources. If your interested about lesson ideas please let me know your grade level and I am happy to share some activities I have done with my classes.