Pivot Interactives for Physics


Pivot Interactives is a powerful online supplement to hands-on physics experiments, enabling students to vary experimental parameters one at a time to view results from a set of many videos of the same experiment. With over 200 interactive activities, these high-quality videos give your students the opportunity to observe and study hard-to-replicate experiments and phenomena no matter where they are.

Why Use Pivot Interactives

Pivot Interactives gives your students the opportunity to observe and study hard-to-replicate phenomena. Students make measurements and analyze their data directly within the Pivot Interactives online environment, making it perfect for remote learning. 

Free Trial for Educators

Educators can try Pivot Interactives with their students free for 30 days. Browse the entire library of videos, explore the analysis tools, and more.

Why Use Pivot Interactives?

  • Engage with interactive videos.
  • Design their own experiments.
  • Explore the patterns of everyday physical phenomena.
  • Take measurements, then graph the data digitally.
  • Supplement hands-on learning with interactive videos.
  • Use Pivot Interactives as an assessment tool and provide student feedback.
  • Assign interactive experiments to students.
  • Challenge students to design their own experiments.
  • Provide students with remote learning options.

See Experiment Examples

Students overlay measurement tools onto high‑quality videos to make measurements, such as in this activity where students calculate torque.
Students use graphs and video as they learn that objects with different masses have the same free‑fall acceleration.

Students can actually change what happens in the video, selecting and varying a parameter like the mass of the object or the frequency of the wave, and observe how this change affects the outcome.

Students use interactive measurement tools such as rulers and a stopwatch to decide for themselves what and how to measure.

Pivot Interactives

Students learn about transverse mechanical waves, how to measure the speed of a wave, and the relationship between the frequency of a wave and the wavelength.

Students measure the total power output of the sun by comparing the intensity of the Sun’s light at Earth’s surface to the intensity of a known source of light.

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