I can’t believe this week is almost over!! I’ve tried to help you with most of the other main subjects this week and today let’s focus on areas of science. If you have missed any posts, or if you don’t know what mnemonics are, be sure you check out the introduction of this 5 Day Series.
There’s so many areas of science but I’m going to try to give you a little bit of help with some of the main ones.
Most of us remember “My very educated mother just showed us nine planets.” This popular mnemonic helps us to remember the planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Unfortunately, in 2006, Pluto got demoted. Now, we needed a new mnemonic. Without Pluto, you can remember “My very evil mother just served us nothing.” Honestly, I don’t like thinking of evil mothers so I just remember the first mnemonic which I learned many years ago, and just know to leave off Pluto.
The planets in order from largest to smallest:
J-SUN emptied Vanessa’s M&M (plate). Again, just leave out poor little Pluto. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars and Mercury.
What phase is the moon in? Is it getting bigger each night or smaller?
Left hand curve decreasing, Right hand curve increasing.
Order of Classification – I’ve actually heard several mnemonics for this but for me, since it’s about animal classification, let’s learn a mnemonic about animals.
Keep pond clean or fish get sick.
kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
The five kingdoms:
My promotion feels pretty awesome.
Moneran, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, Animalia
Stay away from poison ivy!
Leaflets three, let it be.
Stamen or Pistil?
stamen = (men) male part of flower
pistil – girl, or female part of flower
Periodic Time Table:
Henry Hester likes beer but cannot obtain food.
hydrogen, helium, lithium, beryllium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, fluorine
(Sorry, I haven’t learned a clever one for the remaining elements. I found one but it just doesn’t flow for me….)
power=current x voltage ( the symbol for power=P, for current=I, and for voltage=E)
Converters and Inverters:
CAD = Converters change AC to DC.
IDA = Inverters change DC to AC.
Here’s some more fun 5 Day Series reads:
Dawn @ Guiding Light Homeschool ~ Homeschooling with Excessive Energy
Lexi @ Lextin Academy ~ The Homeschool Dad, CEO
Lynn @ Ladybug Chronicles ~ Organizing Your Home and School
Cristi @ Through the Calm and Through the Storm ~ Homeschooling Thankfulness
Melissa @ Mom’s Plans ~ Historical Field Trips
Karen @ Tots and Me ~ Making Geography Fun
Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement ~ Lego Learning
Erin @ For Him and My Family ~ Record Keeping