Stage 2 students are chugging along with preparing their “Why is my body part important?” skits/speeches/presentations and I wanted a few more examples of persuasive media from Youtube:
Bill Nye the science guy – “Whatta brain”
How many germs actually live on your hands?
Since none of the groups were able to choose the brain (we’d all agreed it was already “the most important body part”), and no one was tackling anything related to handwashing and germs, these clips should be motivational for the groups formulating their oral presentations. We’ve also discussed the elements of persuasive texts and images, and popular television game shows where individuals are eliminated after having to “perform” a task for a panel of judges. How will the groups ensure that their body part(s) can be “more important”?