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Learning objects Rainforest: book a flight


Travel to a national park in Victoria. Practise using 24-hour time. Select departure and arrival locations on a map of Australia and New Zealand. Use a timetable to book the most suitable flight. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is the third in a series of nine objects. Eight objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students decode texts by interpreting visual elements.
  • Students relate a text to their own knowledge and experiences.
  • Students identify the meaning of a text by referring to illustrations.
  • Students follow a sequence of instructions.
Educational value
  • Introduces and provides practice in using the 24-hour clock.
  • Provides opportunities for interpreting maps and flight timetables.
  • Contains a glossary of difficult terms and their pronunciation.
Year level


Learning area
  • english;
  • mathematics
  • English/Language
  • Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
    • English/Signs and symbols
    • English/Visual texts
    • English/Information
    • English/Comprehension
    • English/Critical literacy
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Multiple choice questions;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Subject matter expert
    • Organisation: Deakin University; Faculty of Education; Consultancy and Development Unit
    • Address: Burwood VIC 3125 Australia
    • URL:
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 27 May 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Platform requirements
    • Hyperlinks to definitions of tricky words may fail if using Flash Player v.8 (security settings prevent Javascript launching a new browser window).
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.