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The Names and Order of the PlanetsMY VERY ELEGANT MOTHER JUST SERVED UNCOOKED NACHOS!!!
This short poem is a mnemonic device for remembering the names and order of the planets in our solar system. The first letter of each word of the first stanza (My very Elegant Mother Just Served Uncooked Nachos), match the first letters of the names of each planet:
Here's an example you can use with your students,
or better yet, have them make up their own mnemonic!
Well, I know there are 8 planets,
Mercury and Venus,