Mnemonics to Remember the Planets in Order

Sometimes remembering all of the planets can be tough, especially for younger children. Mnemonics can really help you to learn the order of the planets. They are listed in order from the sun.

mnemonic device is a memory aid. Mnemonics are often verbal, something such as a very short poem or a special word used to help a person remember something, particularly lists. Mnemonics rely not only on repetition to remember facts, but also on associations between easy-to-remember constructs and lists of data, based on the principle that the human mind much more easily remembers insignificant data attached to spatial, personal, or otherwise meaningful information than that occurring in meaningless 640-822 sequences. The sequences must make sense though; if a random mnemonic is made up, it is not necessarily a memory aid.

The mnemonics we will be listing will use the letters : MVEMJSUNP, which stands for: Mercury, Venus,Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

Here are a list of mnemonics to help you remember the order of the planets:

My very easy method just set up nine planets
My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles
My Very Excellent Mother Just Shot Umbrellas Near Pluto
My Very Energetic Mother 640-863 Just Served Us Nine Pizzas
My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets
Mary’s Violet Eyes Make John Sit Up Nights Period
My Velvet Eyes Make Johnny Stay Up Nights Proposing
My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles
My Very Early Morning Jam Sandwich Usually Nauseates People
My Very Easy Method Just Set Up Nine Planets
My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets
My Very Educated Mother Just Said Uh-oh No Pluto
My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies
My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nachos

 

For more Mnemonics, please read the comments below:

  • http://kugkugyug.com Elle

    I needed help for a science project Aced it :) yay

    ok mine

    My
    violin
    Eats
    Moms
    Jumping
    Screaming
    Under
    Nothing

    By Elle Weber

  • Zak

    My
    Vacum
    Eats
    Mouldy
    Junipepery
    Served
    Under
    Nottingham

  • Earth’s facts I just got dumby:D :)

    Earth rocks freakers

  • riya

    My
    Very
    Educated
    Mother
    Just
    Served
    Us
    Nutella

  • http://planetfacts.org/planet-mnemonics/ adele

    Please comment – Thanks!!!

    Anyway, everybodies mnemonics are awesome!!

  • http://planetfacts.org/planet-mnemonics/ adele

    Making violins every morning just shows us nothing!!!!
    This is my mnemonic

  • Some wierdo

    “My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us Nachos – is a way to remember it and Pluto is not a plant it’s a dwarf plant. GOT IT!!!!!!” – cool me

    You’re right, pluto is not a plant, it’s a dwarf planEt.

    My Very Excellent Mother Just Sat Under Neptune

  • Griff

    I am trying to find the RA & Dec. of all the planets for every day of 2013. can someone lead me to a site that has this data?

  • unknown

    memories vary every month, just start undergoing new plans
    (p.s i dont care if pluto isnt a planet you still need to put it in you tests for some weird reason … :))

  • ellen

    Many Vile Earthlings Munch Jam Sandwiches Under Newspapers!

    That’s what I learnt when I was a child and I still use it now, even though I know the order, its the same as spelling because. I still say in my head; Big Elephants Can’t Always Use Small Exits even though it ends up confusing me more haha! Good luck learning!

  • http://yahoo serena

    mercury
    venus
    earth
    moon
    uranus
    jupiter
    sun
    neptune
    pluto
    rocks

  • blair

    11 planet with the sun and planet round it we done are home work

  • blair

    I think we will be get extra planets for the pardies

  • http://sky lee

    Making Very Eay Mnemonics Just Speeds Up Naming Planets

  • brianna

    Wht are the nine planets i have to do a project on the solar system and i thought itwas the Sun,Mercury, Venus,Mars, Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus,Neptune and should i put the Moon and Pluto

  • diane

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  • http://idontknow zoe

    hahaahhahhahahahashahahahahah lol i love this im in class

  • http://idontknow zoe

    holy moly you guys no so much im doing neptune for sience thing any thing i should add about this planet thankies xxoxoxoxoxo it would help

  • http://planetfacts.org jordan

    i think that planets a cool

  • Jim

    Mother Visits Every Monday, Just Stays Until Noon.
    This works whether or not you count Pluto, since the “Period” at the end of the sentence begins with “P.” As a bonus, the comma in the mnemonic represents the asteroid belt.

  • Paul Toovey

    My Very Energic Monkey Jumped Swiftly Under Nine Planets.
    my science teacher tought me that one back in about 2001 and iv still not forgotton it! lol

  • http://picsofthemoon jenna

    i like this wedsite it help me to do a sicence proguct

  • http://www.laurenswebsi.weebly.com Lauren

    I found this website very very useful thanks but I think you should add a answer to what is the sun.