For our UOI class, Grade 5 dug into how articles on the internet latch onto your attention via the ‘curiosity gap’. We learned that ‘clickbait’ is a deliberate exploitation of this phenomenon to trick you into clicking a link on a webpage.
We also learned that a lot of images on the internet are altered in some way to make them either more attractive, to deceive you, or just for the fun of it.
Students cut out pictures from a magazine the create a new altered image and attached a sensational headline to it. Unbelievable projects. You’ll never believe how they did it!