Hello people at Physics Forums. I have a few questions that I want answered. First off, I am in ninth grade and I take physical science. To me physical science is simple and with my spare time I would like to learn physics for my future classes. The problem is, I think I am shooting far ahead of what I should be shooting for. I have heard that you will need a basic understanding of calculus and trig. Since I am a ninth grader I am only in an algebra I class and I certainly would not understand calculus and trig. Is there a way where I can still get basic understandings of what physics is and possibly learn it the best I can for now? There are certainly teachers at my school who teach the course though I don't know if I should approach them asking for tutoring in the subject because I know the teacher would probably say to get through your classes first and then they can help tutor me. I just feel attracted to physics so much that I really wanna dive into the experience now. My questions are, should I try to learn physics early on ? What would you do if you were in my position ? And are there any sites or documentations that will give me step by step processes on some of the areas of physics and give me problems that I can work out after wards ?