After students watched the infomercial clip for the product "Slushy Magic" they all wanted to purchase it! How did the advertisers do this. Here is a list that we brainstormed together.
We also discussed why it is important to be critical of the advertising that they see on a daily basis. Students shared their ideas:
- some products might not work properly
- some products might be very expensive
- some products might not be necessary because you can probably use something you have around the house already
- some advertisers want you to think that your life will be better with their product
Next, students will be participating in a design challenge using 3-D shapes and will have to persuade their audience to purchase their product through an infomercial that they will create.