Monkey and Hunter Set

Item # P4-1965

Arbor Scientific



In Stock

Analysis of the projectile path of the bullet and the monkey's freefall shows that the bullet will hit the target. But are your students still unconvinced? Show them!

Ring stand and C-clamp not included.

Buy 6 and pay $175.00 each!
The Problem of the Monkey and the Hunter: Now you can demonstrate this classic discrepant event!

It's one thing to analyze the math of this classic physics problem. But when students actually see the bullet's projectile path and the monkey's free fall they're not just convinced that the hunter will hit his target, they're amazed at the power of science!

In this apparatus, the "monkey" (a disk) hangs from its "tree" (an electromagnet) up to 4 feet away from the ball launcher (the hunter). Align the hunter using the laser sight, aim the ball directly at the monkey, pull back the plunger, and release. At the instant the ball is launched, power to the electromagnet is interrupted, causing the monkey to fall. Show that the ball will hit the monkey every time provided that the launcher is aimed at the monkey before firing. 2 AA batteries included. The Required Ring stand must have a diameter of 3/8” or 9mm.

Ring stand and C-clamp not included. It is important to note, that in order for the Monkey and Hunter to work accurately, you must clamp the base of bracket using a standard “C” clamp to the desktop or lab stand.

Products being sold are not toys. They are for Educational / Labratory use only. They are not for use by children 12 and under.

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Buy 50 and pay $1.10 each!