Since first quarter, I watched as my class grow more and more in love with Science. I know they look forward to the topics we discuss but I know MAINLY because of the experiments we do in class.
That is why I design my lessons, heavy-prep as it may seem, with a mini experiment to hook them in. We move to a brief discussion to unlock concepts. Then we do our main experiment to experience the concepts discussed.
The students really look forward to the materials or tools we will use to make the experiments. When they experience it first hand, all the more the knowledge stays with them.
And the next day, they are more excited to learn more in Science.