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Unit of work

Electrical conductors

Computational thinking, Computer systems, Design & technology, Programming, Sciences | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs

Lesson 2

Decision boxes


In this ‘unplugged’ lesson, pupils further develop their understanding of selection using decision boxes and creating flowchart algorithms. 

Learning objectives

  • To understand how selection is represented in flowcharts
  • To understand and use decision boxes
  • To create flowcharts algorithms

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • Student handouts
    • Blank flowchart algorithm
    • Completed flowchart algorithm
    • Algorithm support sheet

Other resources:

Batteries, alligator / crocodile clip leads, lightbulbs, buzzers (optional), motors (optional), kitchen foil (optional), scissors (optional), pencils (optional), coins (optional), felt cloth (optional), erasers (optional), pencil sharpeners (optional)

Lesson plan