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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 39m. Bisher sind 31 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 21 hours 10 minutes


episode 11: 2021: Resolutions and Podcasts

In this first episode of 2021, I share a few New Year’s teaching resolutions, and I offer some education-related podcast recommendations.   My teaching resolutions for 2021: Don’t depend on content. Do depend on what students want to learn. Don’t grade u...


 2021-01-04  26m

episode 10: Sector Vector with James O'Brien

Board games in the classroom? Absolutely! In this episode I talk with Interim Dean and Associate Professor James O’Brien, co-founder of 4th Law Labs, a company dedicated to making education more accessible and more enjoyable.  We discuss the game...


 2020-12-14  42m

episode 9: Science Communication, Glaciers, and a Podcast with Kate Hruby

Kate Hruby is a self-proclaimed physics doubter turned physics enthusiast. She sails boats, plays with flubber, has great insights about education and science communication, and hosts a fun and informative podcast called Go Forth and Science. Kate gradua...


 2020-12-07  38m

episode 8: Giving Thanks for Students

A special message of thanks to students.


 2020-11-26  17m

episode 7: 40 Years of Physics Education Research with Joe Redish

In 2020, Joe Redish retired from a 50-year career as a physics professor at the University of Maryland. During that time he was actively involved in the subject of physics education, from the use of computers, to cognitive modeling of student thinking, t...


 2020-11-23  1h10m

episode 6: Poiseuille, Bernoulli, and the Circulatory System

I present a kinesthetic model of the human circulatory system. This model connects the physical principles of Poiseuille’s Law and mass conservation to blood flow throughout the human body. Students grapple with conflicting principles, see the limitation...


 2020-11-16  33m

episode 5: How a PhET is Made with Ariel Paul

For many physics educators, PhET’s are an essential teaching technology both in and out of the classroom. In this episode, I speak with Ariel Paul, the Director of Development for the PhET interactive simulation project. Ariel discusses the ins and outs ...


 2020-11-08  59m

episode 4: Are We Playing by Rules that Don't Exist?

If no rules about content and grading existed, what would you do? I truly believe that we can do anything. The possibilities are endless. In this episode, I acknowledge the COVID-19 world crisis and the stress that both teachers and students are under. E...


 2020-10-30  29m

episode 3: Build a Highly Successful Physics of Medicine Program with Nancy Donaldson

Have you ever stepped into the classroom and found yourself surrounded by…pre-health students? Many of them don’t necessarily want to take physics, but here they are, sent to you by their program’s requirements. What do you do? Well, you could do what my...


 2020-10-30  1h8m

episode 2: Find everything you ever wanted to know about PER on PhysPort with Sam McKagan

What if I told you there is a place where you can discover new teaching methods, access scores of validated assessments, find videos to train your TA’s and LA’s, and even read a guide for how to move a lab course online. And what if I told you it is ...


 2020-10-30  51m