Assessment for Learning Chemistry: A mix up in the bakery


Assessment for Learning is an effective way of actively involving students in their learning.  Each session plan comes with suggestions about how to organise activities and worksheets that may be used with students.


In this activity, students are set a problem by the manager of an imaginary bakery. The bakery explains it is looking for two people to do some occasional laboratory work for it. To decide who to employ, the bakery manager asks the school to set up an analytical exercise for students to show what they can do. In the trial, groups compete with one another to tackle the problem set by the bakery manager.