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Kick Off Physics Discussion 

with Dave Bakker and Joe Hanson


Chat Transcript


Join us for the exhilarating kickoff of ScIC12, the virtual unconference for cool teachers, hosted by PocketLab and the IIHS. We're proud to feature podcast creator and host, and CEO of PocketLab, Dave Bakker, known for his engaging "Science is Cool Unplugged" series, and Joe Hanson, creator and host of the YouTube series “Be Smart.” This event invites physics teachers to enrich their teaching methodologies, combining new learning approaches with hands-on experiences. Prepare to delve into key physics principles and learn dynamic strategies for their classroom presentation. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow educators around the world, and revitalize your teaching techniques to better engage your students with the wonders of physics, force and motion. We invite you to be a part of this inspiring union of educators committed to driving the exciting future of STEM education.

Joe Hanson Creator and Host | Be Smart 

Joe Hanson, Ph.D., is a science writer, biologist, educator, and YouTube creator. He is the creator and host of Be Smart, an award-winning science education show from PBS that celebrates curiosity and the pleasure of finding things out. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and his science writing has been published by WIRED, Nautilus, Scientific American and Texas Monthly. He lives in Austin, TX.

Joe's Twitter. Joe's Instagram. Joe's TikTok.


Dave Bakker Host and CEO

Dave Bakker is CEO and co-founder of Pocketlab, and the host of the Science is Cool Unconference and ScIC Unplugged Podcast. He teaches Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University, and was formerly a senior executive in the semiconductor industry. Dave is also an accomplished musician and composer.

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Notes and Resources:


PocketLab Sensors

Science is Cool Unconferences

Science is Cool Unplugged the podcast

The Be Smart YouTube Channel 

The Be Smart website 


ScIC12 Video Library

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