Monkey and Hunter
From the National STEM Learning Centre, this short video illustrates the effect of gravity on a projectile's motion by using a classic physics demonstration called the Monkey and the Hunter. If a hunter fires horizontally at a monkey in a tree, and simultaneously the monkey releases their grip to fall off the tree, will the bullet hit the monkey? One version of the video is aimed at teachers and shows how to set up the demonstration. The other version can be used with students in place of the demonstration.
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|Subject(s)||Science, Physics, Demonstrations, Practical work|
|Age||11-14, 14-16, 16-19|
|Published||2010 to date|