Physics Alive

Physics Alive is the podcast where host, Brad Moser, Ph.D., sparks new life into the physics classroom. Each episode supports and shares the many forward-thinking developments that have come from physics education research and inspiring educators. Brad speaks with teachers who employ innovative and active learning styles, researchers on the frontiers of physics education, catalysts for change on important social issues in the STEM community, and students who want the most out of their education.


episode 15: Interactive Video and Pivot with Peter Bohacek

Pivot Interactives are complete learning modules for students that are available online. Many of them center on interactive video, which is a video where students can observe an event and then engage with the video by changing variables and taking measurements. These can be a great teaching tool during a regular school year, but during a global pandemic they stand out as a way to provide remote labs in a meaningful and valuable way. Today I’m speaking with Peter Bohacek, high school physics teacher and co-founder of Pivot Interactives. Learn all about how they work, the best ways to use them in the classroom, and the research that supports their efficacy.

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Read the research education paper by Bohacek and Vonk

  • Developing model-making and model-breaking skills using direct measurement video-based activities

Today's guest: Peter Bohacek Peter Bohacek is a co-founder of Pivot Interactives. He’s been in the physics classroom since 2000 and has a love of discovering ways that technology can help students learn science. Peter began using interactive video with his own students in 2010. The results were so promising, he was compelled to further explore and expand the capability of these videos.


 2021-02-17  38m