A Conversation for Mnemonics and Other Learning Devices


Post 1

Montana Redhead (now with letters)

I could never remember the names of the Great Lakes, until my fifth grade teacher taught us "HOMES"

H for Lake Huron
O for Lake Ontario
M for Lake Michigan
E for Lake Erie
S for Lake Superior

and a friend of mine knows all of the US presidents in order. She learned it in 4th grade, but to this day, has to sing it to remember. I think music is, indeed, a wonderful way to remember things.


Post 2


Doesn't either the color spectrum of the rainbow or the nine planets have something similar?

Let's see...red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple? Roy G. ??

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto...smiley - erm. Boy, *that* ain't anything!


Post 3

Montana Redhead (now with letters)

Roy G. Biv, actually. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.


Post 4


The mnemonic for the planets is "My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us New Peanuts"


Post 5


One I was taught in school for the planets is :-

My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets.


Post 6


My definition of an excellent mother would include the serving of a smiley - stiffdrink.

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