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This site is dedicated to the publication of new and original mnemonic rhymes by Dr. Beech in chemistry, physics, biology, basic medical science and mathematics. They are easy to read and are designed to help students remember the concepts. Some rhymes are accompanied by illustrations from Wikipedia Commons.


The categories of mnemonic rhymes are listed in boxes under the title,"Science Mnemonic Rhymes". Click on the box to get to the rhymes. Rhymes in each category are listed below. They are not hyperlinks. If you see a factual error in a rhyme, please send me an e-mail about it.

Teachers can introduce a mnemonic rhyme to a class after they have studied the concept. The class can criticize it, discuss it, learn it or make up an alternative rhyme. For 100 mnemonic rhymes of basic concepts in chemistry, physics, biology & math see my book SCIENCE & MATH RHYMES 2 HELP U. Enjoy.

Rhyming mnemonics have a long tradition. A famous one tells us the days in each month:         
 Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November.
All the rest have thirty one,
Excepting February alone,
That has twenty eight days clear,
And twenty nine in each leap year.




There is no panacea to avoid the hard work of study, but if you need to learn lots of related facts, mnemonics can be useful reminders. 

Human body systems are respiratory, skeletal, muscular, endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, nervous, excretory, integument and immune. 

If your anatomy, physiology or biology teacher asks you to name the 11 systems, this rhyme might help:   

Lungs, bones, meat
Steroids, heart, eat
Sex, fear, excrete,
Skin and bugs defeat.


As more rhymes are added, it is planned to divide the categories into sub-disciplines.



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Monday, November 18, 2013

List of Rhymes in this blog by Dr. Beech






Basic Medical Sciences



Arterial Blood pH
Brachial Plexus
Brain
Carpal Bones
Cranial Nerves
Digestion
Direction of Flow
Drugs in Hypertension
Gas Exchange
Homeostasis
Human Organ Systems
Organ Cells
Pharmacokinetics of a Drug (ADME)
Prokaryotes



Biology


Brain
Change
Digestion
Endoplasmic Reticulum
Flowers
Gas Exchange
Human Organ Systems
Lungs
Mitochondria
Mitochondrial Ancestors
Mitochondrial Membranes
Organ Cells
Phospholipid Bilayers
Phospholipids
Photosynthesis Product
Prokaryotes
Yeast



Chemistry

Air Liquefaction Fractions
Alkyl Names
Amphipathic Detergents
Amphipathic Phospholipids
Dicarboxylic Acids
Helium to Fluorine
Noble Gases
Permanganate Equations
Phenolphthalein
Phospholipids
Saccharides
Sucrose and Glucose


Physics

Anodes & Cathodes
Anodic Oxidation
Battery Polarity
Electric Energy
Electric Units
Ideal Gas Law
Kepler’s First Law
Kepler’s Second law
Newton and Force
Pascals and Newtons
Potential and Kinetic Energy
SI Units


Math

Complex Numbers
Dividing by 2 and 3
Polynomials Defined
Radian
Squares and Roots of 2 and 3
Normal Distribution
Standard Deviation

Standard Deviation Use

Monday, October 7, 2013

List of rhymes in the book by Dr. Beech






GENERAL SCIENCE

Billion, what is it?
Camel Identifier
Fats in Foods
Metric Liquid Measure
Metric Prefixes & Equivalents
Miles, Kilometers and Cheetahs
Nautical Knots, speed of
Solar System, the
Sun as a Compass
Thunderstorm Electricity
Thunderstorm Safety


BIOLOGY

Abiogenesis, Science-based Origin of Life
Amino Acid Reactions
Big Bang
Biological Eras
Birds as Dinosaurs
Carbohydrates
Darwin Tribute
Ecology, Ranking in
Essential Amino Acids, Names of
Human Body Systems, Reminder
Life, Characteristics of, Reminder
Mitosis, Chromosomes in
Origin Dates of Universe, Planet, Life.
Paleozoic Era Periods
Pharmacology
Photosynthesis
Predator and Prey
Protein Digestion
Taxonomy
Taxonomy of Humans


CHEMISTRY

Acids in Food
Acid with a Base, Reaction of
Acid with an Alcohol, Reaction of
Acids, Concentrated Mineral       
Alkali Metals & Halogens
Atom and Molecule defined
Avogadro's Constant and Moles
Carboxylic Acids
Cations
Compounds Defined
Element Defined
Ethanoic Acid
Ethyl Ethanoate
Halogen Names
Halogens React with Alkali Metals
Ionic and Covalent Bonds
Isotopes
Lightest and Heaviest Elements
Molar Solutions
Protons, Neutrons & Electrons Defined
Stable Octet


PHYSICS

Alpha Emanation
Beta Emanation
Big G
Compression Waves
Conduction, Heat Transfer by
Convection, Heat Transfer by
Density
Electricity
Electromagnetic Rays, about
           Focus
           Reflection
           Refraction
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Friction in Driving & Sky Diving
Friction, Braking
Fumes
Gamma Rays
Gravitation
Gravity, Law of
Heat and Temperature
Infra-Red Rays
Inverse Square Law
Light, Velocity or Speed of
Mass and Weight
Matter, States of
Media & Radio Waves
Moments, Favorites
Newton, First Law
Newton, Second Law
Newton, Third Law
Photons
Radiation, Heat Transfer by
Radioactive Products
Specific Gravity
Temperature Scales
Transverse Waves Described
Ultraviolet (UV) Waves
Wave Velocity
X-Rays


MATHEMATICS

Circle
Area
           Circumference
           Diameter
Hypotenuse, which side is it?
Motion, Equations of
           Acceleration Missing
Distance Missing
Final Velocity Missing
Time Missing     
Pythagoras, Theorem of
Pythagoras Extended, Theorem of
Quadratic Equation Solution
Triangle Angles, Sum of
Triangles
           Equilateral
           Isosceles
           Right Angled
           Scalene
Trig Ratios