1K20.76 - Climbing Monkey

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Climbing Monkey
Friction and Sliding Friction
Area of Study:
Climbing monkey apparatus

Hang the monkey apparatus from a tall cross-arm.  By pulling on the two strings at the proper angle and in an alternating fashion the monkey can be made to climb to the top of the cross-arm.

  • Martin Gardner, "Climbing Bear", TPT, Vol. 30, # 7, Oct. 1992, p. 422.
  • Akio Saitoh, String and Sticky Tape Experiment", TPT, Vol. 17, # 6, Sept. 1979, p. 386.
  • Jodi and Roy McCullough, "Vectors with a Climbing Bear", The Role of Toys in Teaching Physics, p. 4.66.
  • Martin Gardner, "Climbing Bear", Science Tricks, p. 49.

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