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This site is dedicated to the publication of new and original mnemonic rhymes by Dr. Beech in chemistry, physics, biology, medical sciences and mathematics. They are easy to read and are designed to help students remember the concepts. Some rhymes are accompanied by images from Wikipedia Commons.
The categories of mnemonic rhymes are listed in boxes above, under "Science Mnemonic Rhymes". Click on a box to get to rhymes. They are listed in the Navigator below. Some, like "Bio-polymers" or "Brain Lobes" are listed in more than one category. Items in the Navigator 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 after you have learned 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 jog your memory:   

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

NAVIGATOR (NOT HYPERLINKS)






    Medical Sciences
             
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Arterial Blood pH
Brachial Plexus
Brain Lobes
Bio-Polymers
Carpal Bones
Cranial Nerves
Digestion
Direction of Flow
Homeostasis
Kidney
Liver
Lungs and Gas Exchange
Nervous System Divisions
Organ Cells
Organ Systems

BIOCHEMISTRY
Amino Acids and Proteins
Amphipathic Phospholipids
Amphipathics
Bio-Polymers
Glycolysis
Cell Respiration
Krebs Cycle (Citric Acid Cycle)
Phospholipids

CELL BIOLOGY
Cell (Plasma) Membrane
Endoplasmic Reticulum
Mitochondria
Mitochondria Endosymbiosis Theory
Mitochondrial Membranes
Phospholipid Bilayers
Prokaryotes

PHARMACOLOGY
Hypertension Drugs
Pharmacokinetics (ADME)

ETHICS AND MISC.
Painless Quick Death
Am I an Annulus?



  Biology
                            
Camels
Limestone Cave Deposits
Change
Flowers
Gas Exchange
I am Because
Lungs
Organ Systems
Phospholipid Bilayers
Yeast
The Solar System
Big Bang
Earth is Warming
I Deny
Darwin Deniers
Ducks and Dinosaurs
Human Taxonomy



Chemistry
                
Air Liquefaction Fractions
Amphipathic Detergents
Amphipathic Phospholipids
Amphipathics
Bio-Polymers
Dicarboxylic Acids
Helium to Fluorine
Noble Gases
Permanganate Equations
Phenolphthalein
Saccharides
Sucrose and Glucose



Math

Quadratic equation formula  
 Liquid Metric Measure    
            Metric Prefixes 
                         Theorem of Pythagoras                
Normal Distribution and Standard Deviation
Triangles
Circles
Radian
Roots of 2 and 3


Physics
                            
Radioactive Units
Penetration of Radioactivity
Electromagnetic (EM) Wave (Ray) Spectrum
Inverse Square Law
 Anodes & Cathodes
Anodic Oxidation
Battery Polarity
Electric Energy
Thunderstorm Electric Charge
Ideal Gas Law
Kepler’s First Law
Kepler’s Second Law
Kepler's Third Law
Law of Gravitation
Newton's First Law (of Motion)
Newton's Second Law
Newton's Third Law
Ohm’s Law Ditty
Pascals and Newtons
Potential and Kinetic Energy
SI Units, My Favorite Things


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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