Year 5, Term 3: Flowcharts

Focus: Flowcharts

Scope and sequence: Flowcharts

Learning intention: Students choose relevant variables to plan and conduct fair tests and communicate results using flowcharts.

NSW Syllabus
Australian Curriculum (version 9.0)
"A student plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions." (ST3-1WS-S)
"Students learn to plan and conduct repeatable investigations to answer questions including, as appropriate, deciding the variables to be changed, measured and controlled in fair tests; describing potential risks; planning for the safe use of equipment and materials; and identifying required permissions to conduct investigations on Country/Place." (AC9S6I02)

Week 1

Introduction to flowcharts

An important idea in this unit is that a flowchart can be used whether or not an experiment or procedure is carried out.  For example, the logical behind the following flowchart about lamps makes sense even if you don't have a broken lamp to repair.

Week 2

The following video (2:25) refers to flowcharts as 'flow diagrams' but the concept is the same.

Week 3

Revision of fair tests (from SILO 2.4)


Week 4


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Week 9


Week 10

Moderated self-assessment


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