Take a second and think back to when you were in school.....What positive academic experiences did you have? What were you learning about? You can remember these experiences simply because it was a time that you engaged yourself in something unique, something exciting, something that you can remember always.
One of our many goals as teachers should be to provide our students with educational memories that will last a life time. Not only will these experiences help them understand a variety of concepts during that given time, but it should allow them to retain what they learned as well.
Here is a small example of what I mean: Grade 5 students learning about Conservation of Energy and how energy transforms into different kinds of energy, yet remains. These kids had a blast learning about this strand of science and will hopefully always remember their experience making WIND TURBINES !