How to Remember the Order of the Planets in our Solar System
We live on a ball of rock called Earth in a vast expanse called space. Besides us, there are other planets, billions of stars, and other bits of rock and dust in space. The name for all this stuff is the Universe.
Ethan came home from Kindy the other day with this box filled with planets. I find it very creative that the teachers got the kids to paint a tissue box black and paste the Sun and Planets according to their order in the Solar System.
The only thing is that the box is too small while those planets are too big hence the ‘curved in’ sequence..
I am amazed that Ethan can remember the sequence of all the planets. Well, he is a fan of The Solar System and even requested for us to buy him this Big and Busy Space book when he was younger:
But how do we actually memorize the order of these planets? I can never get it right during my schooling days. I can memorize the colours of rainbows but I can never remember the order of planets in our Solar System.
Today, I googled it and found this:
Wikihow taught me to write “My very easy method just speeds up names.”
Next to each word in the sentence, write down the name of a planet according to their First alphabets.
What about Pluto you asked?
According to Ethan’s Big and Busy Space book, Pluto was regarded as a planet until 2006, when astronomers renamed it a ‘dwarf planet’. This is because it behaves differently from the other planets. There are two other dwarf planets in the Solar System – Eris and Ceres.
Ethan loves to learn more about the Universe and even requested for a telescope but I don’t think we’ll be getting him that just yet as I’m afraid the Daddy might misuse it to peep at naked neighbours instead :P
After publishing this posts, many mommies (and students) shared with me their version and Ethan loves this the best:
My Very Excellent Mommy Just Sent Us Nuggets
I’m jotting that down in case I forget :P
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