Dayton Regional STEM Center
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Mechanical Cornhole

In this instructional unit, students will analyze the force interactions of simple machines to identify ways to mechanically perform the task of depositing a bean bag into the hole on a cornhole board.  Following analysis of four simple machines, students will design a system that is both accurate and precise in its function.  Students will be tasked with analyzing the performance of their mechanical system by calculating mechanical advantage and work, and drawing force diagrams for each machine in their system. Following construction, testing and redesign, students will compose a persuasive paper to propose their design to a potential customer.