Pivot Interactives

Pivot Interactives

Pivot Interactives

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For instructors looking for remote learning options for science, Pivot Interactives is an excellent solution. This online environment has a comprehensive video library of real experiments that offers actual data—not simulations. Students make measurements and analyze their data directly within the Pivot Interactives online environment, making it perfect for engaging students in science as they learn remotely.

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Overview

For instructors looking for remote learning options for science, Pivot Interactives is an excellent solution. This online environment has a comprehensive video library with hundreds of real experiments that offers actual data—not simulations. Students make measurements and analyze their data directly within the Pivot Interactives online environment, making it perfect for engaging students in science as they learn remotely.

Why Use Pivot Interactives?

  • Instructors can choose from a library of hundreds of video experiments for various science topics and concepts.
  • Students interact and analyze data directly within the Pivot Interactives online environment.
  • Pivot Interactives is LTI compliant and syncs with LMS platforms such as Canvas.
  • It’s backed by free Vernier technical support and training resources
  • These are videos of real experiments—not simulations.

Getting Started

This overview video helps educators get started using Pivot Interactives. Fran Poodry, our Director of Physics, shows how to sign up for a free trial and assign experiments to students.

Awards

Pivot Interactives was named a winner of Tech & Learning’s ISTE 2017 Best of Show Awards, which recognize standout products on display at the ISTE Conference & Expo. Winning products were selected by a panel of judges who rated their impressions on a sliding scale and then collectively decided which technologies could have the most impact in the classroom.

Tech & Learning’s ISTE 2017 Best of Show Awards

Pivot Interactives was also recognized as a finalist in the video-based learning solution category of the EdTech Awards 2020.

EdTech Awards 2020

Experiment Examples

View the below videos to see examples of Pivot experiments.

1) Explore Beer’s Law:

2) Analyzing the Motion of a Dry Ice Puck on a Ramp:

Free 30-Day Trial

Instructors can try out Pivot Interactives by requesting a free trial. Your free trial includes full access to Pivot with unlimited student seats, the entire library of videos, all analysis tools, and much more.

After your 30 days of full access ends, a 10 active seat minimum is needed to keep your Pivot account active.

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Subscription Options

Per seat and flexible site license subscription options are available for both individual instructors and high schools or college institutions, providing customized pricing based on the number of students who will access Pivot Interactives.

Per Seat Subscriptions

  • Ideal for individual instructors and classes
  • Subscription purchases based on the number of students in your classes
  • Provides access for each student for one year (high school) or one term* (college)
  • Per seat subscriptions that start only when activated—allowing for end of year funds to be used for future access

* College subscriptions are for one semester or a semester-equivalent course (quarter, trimester, semester, block). Length of term is determined by school academic calendar. A semester-equivalent course for one student requires the purchase of one seat, regardless of the duration of the course.

Flexible Subscriptions (Site Licenses)

  • Ideal for high schools, districts and college institutions with more than 250 science students
  • Provides a limited site license for your school or campus based on the number of students accessing Pivot Interactives
  • Easy online administration of your instructor and student user accounts
  • Allows for reasonable changes in your student count, as compared to your good faith estimate of the number of students who will access Pivot Interactives

To view pricing for these subscription options, choose the subscription type and enter the number of students above to add to your cart.

Need help choosing a subscription option? Contact us!

FAQs

How many and what kinds of activities are available?

There are hundreds of activities in the Pivot Interactives Library. Use the tools on the left side of the Library to filter activities by subject, topic, level, and type of activity.

How is it possible that I can change something (like the mass of an object) in a video?

Each Pivot Interactives activity includes a set of videos that are all very similar except that one experimental parameter is changed. This gives students freedom to chart their own path as they explore and investigate the activity.

Does Pivot Interactives include the K–12 science and engineering practices of NGSS and other newly adopted state standards?

Most Pivot Interactives videos require students to do one or more of the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:

  • Asking Questions and Defining Problems
  • Developing and Using Models
  • Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data
  • Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
  • Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
  • Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Browse NGSS-aligned activities

Will Pivot Interactives work on iPad, Chromebooks, and other devices?

Yes, Pivot Interactives works on just about any device with a modern web browser and an internet connection.

Will Pivot Interactives work on iPhones?

Students can use Pivot Interactives on their phones. Since iPhones default to full screen when playing video, students will use the scrub bar on the bottom of the video to navigate the video when counting frames or positioning video.

Who developed Pivot Interactives?

Pivot Interactives was developed by a physics teacher, Peter Bohacek, at Henry Sibley High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bohacek, along with colleague Matt Vonk, developed Pivot Interactives to help students understand physics concepts that are often difficult or impossible to set up in the classroom.

Are all the videos about physics?

No, Pivot Interactives started in physics and now also has experiments for numerous chemistry and biology topics. The library now has hundreds of experiments, with more being created all the time.

Can I upload my own videos to Pivot Interactives?

Yes. Instructors and students can add their own video content. See details.

Are Pivot Interactives simulations?

No. These are videos of real phenomena. Like a simulation, Pivot Interactives allows students to explore scientific concepts and change variables. However, Pivot Interactives is better for student learning than simulations because they’re real—real scientific phenomena and authentic data.

All events shown in Pivot Interactives are high-resolution videos. This allows you to see exactly how science applies to real-world situations.

How does Pivot Interactives compare with PhET Science Simulations?

When your students learn science with Pivot Interactives, they’ll know that it’s real video, not a drawing or a simulation. Your students will learn from authentic physical phenomena and uncover critical concepts in science.

How is Pivot different from other video analysis tools?

Pivot includes curriculum and is quite different from Vernier Video Analysis, Logger Pro, and other video analysis tools. See details.

How do I purchase a subscription?

To purchase, enter the number of students who would be using Pivot. Each seat allows the instructor to have one student enrolled in a class for one year for high school and one term for college. Volume discounts are automatically applied when you add the number of science students to your cart on this page. Complete your order by checking out. Flex licenses are recommended for colleges, schools, and districts with over 250 science students. If you need help choosing, see: Which subscription option is right for you?

When do the subscriptions begin and expire?

Per seat subscriptions begin on the date activated by the instructor; instructors may choose to activate only a subset of seats purchased. High school subscriptions end one calendar year after activation. University subscriptions are for one term or semester-equivalent course (quarter, trimester, semester, block). Length of term is determined by school academic calendar. A semester-equivalent course for one student requires the purchase of one seat, regardless of the duration of the course. Seats no longer used by students dropping a course, for example, can be reassigned to other students during the subscription period.

Flex subscriptions end one year after purchase (for high school) or after one term (for college).

How do students access Pivot Interactives?

Students create their own accounts as authorized by their instructors. See details.

Is Pivot Interactives available worldwide?

No. Pivot is not available for users who are subject to GDPR.

Is there a way to have my students pay for Pivot Interactives?

Yes. When creating a class you have the option of making the class student-paid. When students create their accounts they’ll be prompted for credit-card based payment information. See details.

I have more questions. Where can I find answers?

Pivot includes tutorials that include videos, gifs, screenshots and detailed answers to help people dive in and start using Pivot. This includes how to set up classes and share seats within a school. Check out the Pivot Help Pages.

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