Vernier Announces Exclusive Distributorship of Pivot Interactives’ Real-World Science Online Video Platform


BEAVERTON, Ore., June 26, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology will provide high school and college physics students with interactive videos of real scientific phenomena through the distribution of Pivot Interactives. Unlike animated simulations, these high-resolution videos incorporate authentic experiences and data to help students learn physics. These classroom-ready, student-driven, open-ended investigations provide teachers with experiments that would otherwise be impossible, unsafe, impractical, or time consuming to set up for hands-on student instruction.

“Pivot Interactives are a perfect supplement to hands-on science investigations for any classroom, including those using Chromebooks™ or flipped learning environments,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “The videos help AP Physics, IB Physics, and college-level students as they practice key science skills, such as observation, measurement, experimental design, and data analysis, in the classroom or at home.”

Pivot Interactives’ cloud-based web app can be accessed 24/7 using any web-connected device, including Chromebook and iPad®. The videos incorporate time-lapse, slow-motion, multi-camera-angle, and drone videography and cover real events, such as a sprinting Olympian, a rocket launch, and a roller coaster in motion. The Interactives allow students to vary experimental parameters, such as the mass of the object or the frequency of a wave, by choosing one of a set of many recordings of the same experiment. Students can also take measurements using embedded rulers, protractors, and stopwatches, and then graph that data within the online app.  

To learn more about Pivot Interactives, visit www.vernier.com/pivot.

About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of scientific data-collection technology for 36 years. Vernier was founded by a former physics teacher and employs educators at all levels of the organization. The company is committed to teachers and to developing creative ways to teach and learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With worldwide distribution to over 140 countries, Vernier data loggers are used by educators and students from elementary school to university. Vernier technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, build students’ critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Vernier business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit http://www.vernier.com.

 

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