Students are currently learning about projectile motion in Physics, and a recent challenge was to use their understanding of these concepts in a game of Shoot the Monkey where they had to work out where to aim! The monkey fell once the projectile gun (loaded with ping pong balls, no less) was fired. No, it wasn’t a ‘real monkey’ (in fact, it wasn’t even a pretend monkey…) but much fun and hilarity was had as they used their conceptual understanding in a ‘real life’ (not too real!) application. The classes found it to be a good challenge and really enjoyed the learning opportunity this activity provided. So…..where should you aim? Ask a year 12 Physics student and they’ll explain it to you!