Rhymes to Remember the Order of the Planets

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Children learn about the planets in the solar system at a young age. Usually, they memorize the order of the planets by reciting a fun rhyme. For years, one of the most popular rhymes was "My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas." Then, in 2006, the phrase was adjusted to "My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos" after Pluto was classified as a dwarf planet and removed from the roster of official planets.

While the idea of a delicious dinner may be appealing and memorable, there are numerous other rhymes you can choose from that’ll help you teach children to memorize the order of the planets. There’s a wide selection of mnemonic phrases that can also be useful. But which are the best for assisting with thorough memorization? Review these examples and lesson plans for helping children to remember all of the planets.