Ready to race: wheels, jets, tyres and gears

TLF ID L8751

Go to a race track and collect information from different kinds of visual texts to make your kart the fastest on the track. First, add important kart parts and choose the style of kart you want. Then collect information about the time and place of your race. Next, go to the garage to set up your kart before doing a starting lap. Get advice from your mechanic, who will help you make adjustments to suit the race track so you can improve your lap times. Finally, move to the qualifying session, where you need to adjust your settings for changed track conditions.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students interpret information texts such as tables, graphs and diagrams to find specific information.
  • Students identify related information in different types of information texts.
Educational value
  • Models an authentic activity in which students interpret information texts to improve their results in a go-kart competition.
  • Includes a range of visual texts such as calendars, tables, diagrams, graphs and simple maps.
  • Uses game play to encourage students to investigate information texts to improve their go-karting performance.
  • Provides scaffolded activities to develop students' skills in interpreting visual texts for specific information.
  • Challenges students with increasing levels of complexity as they progress through the tasks.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • english
Strand
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Comprehension activity;
    • Roleplay

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-09-27
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Emily Chen
    • Address: Camberwell VIC 3124 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Jenni Connor
    • Address: New Town TAS 7008 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Dr Eileen Honan
    • Organisation: University of Queensland
    • Address: St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia
    • URL: www.uq.edu.au/
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-09-27
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Metadata contributors
    • Resource metadata contributed by
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 11.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7.0 (MacOS) - maximum version: 7.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: 7 - maximum version: 10
    • macos - minimum version: v7.1 - maximum version: OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.