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CLIP 10048

Brainsmart mini memory animation - naming the planets

Brainsmart mini memory animation - naming the planets
Key Info
  • Brainsmart mini memory animation - naming the planets
  • Duration: 01:01
  • Learn how to remember all the planets of the Solar System in order, using a simple memory trick. The mnemonic includes a reference to Pluto having been de-classified as a planet in 2006. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Skills and Tutorial

  • Keywords: Brainsmart, brain, memory, success, planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Ideas for use in class
  • BBC Brainsmart Memory Minis show how to use rhymes, wordplay, mnemonics and fun to remember nuggets of information from Henry VIII and his wives to wiring a plug. Once your class have fully understood what a mnemonic is, encourage them to create their own memory mnemonics:
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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