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Help for learnong the planets

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kalex Tue 30-May-06 17:45:37

Whats the short code for the planets.
like North south east west. Naughty elephant squirts water.


Whizzz Tue 30-May-06 17:46:46

Never Eat Shreaded Wheat !

Sorry - don't know a planet one but will work one out !

Kelly1978 Tue 30-May-06 17:47:44

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies

Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto

Kelly1978 Tue 30-May-06 17:50:20

Mary's Very Extravagant Mother Just Sold Us Ninety Parrots

Whizzz Tue 30-May-06 17:51:52

Some Mothers Vacuum Every Morning Just Sweep Under New Pianos ??????

scienceteacher Tue 30-May-06 18:01:26

When I taught KS2, we had fun with the My Very...

The class would make up their own, and we would all have a great laugh.

Maybe we could do it now on mumsnet!

ps: they don't actually need to know the order of the planets - it's just for fun.

SoupDragon Tue 30-May-06 18:35:53

Many Viscious Elephants Munch Jelly Sandwiches Under Northern Pines

Whizzz Tue 30-May-06 18:38:27

Mumsnet Vipers Eat Many Juicy Satsumas Using Natty Pants

kalex Tue 30-May-06 18:40:48


scienceteacher Tue 30-May-06 19:41:42

Mumsnet vipers exude multiple judgmental styles upsetting newbie posters

juuule Tue 30-May-06 22:48:27

Mother Very Thoughtfully Made a(asteroid belt) Jelly Sandwich Under No Protest.
Got this out of a book but I can't remember which

2pinkshoes Tue 30-May-06 23:16:46

my vet eats jam sandwiches under news paper

JanH Tue 30-May-06 23:18:54

my very easy method just set up nine planets

I never know which is mars and which is mercury though

roisin Thu 01-Jun-06 14:43:52

I found a mnemonic never stuck ... I could always remember something vague about jam sandwiches, then a friend told me:
Pronounced: "Emm, Vem, Jay, Sun, P"

And that worked for me.

janinlondon Mon 05-Jun-06 11:26:06

I was taught "My very easy memory jingle seems useful naming planets" but was cheesed off when I discovered that the last two are actually interchangeable - Pluto is usually farthest from the Sun, but its orbit crosses inside Neptune's for 20 years out of every 248 years. Just to confuse the issue!

solidfoundation Wed 30-Jan-13 18:17:25

And now Pluto has been declassified as a planet. It is now just a large asteroid. What a shame.

seeker Wed 30-Jan-13 18:21:13

Juuule, I learned that one from a book too- I wonder which one. I have a feeling it was Robert Heinlein. Ring any bells with you?

AbbyR1973 Wed 30-Jan-13 18:23:38

Pluto isn't a planet anymore :-)

bigbadbarry Wed 30-Jan-13 18:26:37

Many vast elephants make jam sandwiches until nine (pm)

ChippyMinton Wed 30-Jan-13 18:27:13

I've just realised that the one I was taught in primary school many moons ago is actually offensive and inappropriate. shock
Our teacher painstakingly told us the story of the Merchant of Venice, so he could teach us the mnemonic (with apologies):
Miserly Venetian, Extremely Mean Jew Shylock Upsets No Plasma

It worked though!

RueDeWakening Wed 30-Jan-13 18:33:20

I learnt many volcanoes erupt mulberry jam sandwiches under normal pressure. Only Pluto isn't a planet any more, so I'm out of date!

Ilelo Wed 30-Jan-13 18:34:33

My Very Eyes May Just See Upon Nine Planets

CMOTDibbler Wed 30-Jan-13 18:44:52

Mother Very Thoughtfully Made A Jam Sandwich Under No Protest (T is terra - earth- and a is asteroids).

labtest Wed 30-Jan-13 20:52:34

My very easy method just speeds up naming planets. Like another poster, though, I can't remember which m is mars and which is mercury.

ByTheWay1 Wed 30-Jan-13 21:00:52

Oh god I am a dreadful mother,...... whenever someone wants to name the planets in order, I can't help it, really I can't...... the shame.....

Drake and Josh - they sing a crappy little ditty to win a radio phone-in ... " I saw Mercury then Venus, I saw the Earth then Mars...." etc et bloomin c......

Just google Drake and Josh planet song- it really is crappy, but like all crappy songs they stick!! Not that I would ever own up in RL to letting my girls watch that trash of course...

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