AMP-IT-UP 7th Grade Manufacturing Quality Control Challenge


Module Summary: AMP-IT-UP - Perfecting Your Craft

Students use inference and measures of center and variability to investigate the error rate of random samples of hex nuts to determine if a manufacturing production line has exceeded the allowable error and needs to be repaired.  In the process, they learn how sample size affects results.

For Teachers:

Annotated Teacher Edition - The teacher edition of the Manufacturing Quality Control Challenge curriculum that has been annotated with notes and tips for teachers.
Prep Guide - Instructions on how to implement the module. Includes information about the standards that the module addresses and how to incorporate the 5E learning model.
Materials List - List of all materials that are needed for the module. List includes the cost and vendors of the materials.
Supply Check List - Spreadsheet used to check that all materials needed for the module are present.
MQC Device - STL file for 3D printer of the MQC device.
MQC Scoop - STL file for 3D printer of the MQC scoop.
Shoe Box Labels - Microsoft Word document of labels for the shoe boxes that will contain hex nuts and screws.

For Students:

Student Edition - The module curriculum booklet for students.
Student Pages Packet - The worksheets that students will need to complete the module.


  1. Video - DIY: Hardware Inspired Jewelry- A video showing how to make jewelry using items from a hardware store.
  2. Video - Quality Control Director Interview - A video of an interview with a Quality Control Director.
  3. Video - Nuts and Bolts Production Line - A video showing the process of how nuts and bolts are made.

Complete Set of Module Files:

Download a complete package of the module here


Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping Integrated To Unlock Potential (AMP-IT-UP)
is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation (Award Number: 1238089)