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Whatever makes students exclaim “Wow!” is probably a smart way to proceed.
Too much teaching is dry, dull, plodding… In short, nobody ever says “Wow!”
In every subject, for whatever age of students, there are always certain points that are the most exciting, the most dramatic, the most memorable, the most likely to make people sit up and say “Wow.” This article suggests you organize your courses around the "Wow!" moments.
Would any of us, as students, want anything other than that?
K-12: In Praise of Wow!
NB: Many videos for anti-color-blindness glasses actually show people exclaiming "Wow!!" So this article is not theoretical but empirical. And fun.