Mnemonic devices for taxonomy / biology

Learn with simple rhymes classification and the order of the biology groupings / domain

Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species


Mnemonics Determined, Kind, People Can Often Follow Ghostly Screams Did King Phillip Cry Out “For Goodness Sakes!”? Do Kangaroos Prefer (the) Cake Or (the) Frosting, Generally Speaking? Do King Play
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Taxonomy for humans

Mnemonics All Cool Men Prefer Having Heavy Sideburns Anyone Can Make Pretty Healthy Hot Stew Anyone Can Make Pretty Hot Heeled Shoes Amanda Called Micheal Phelps Hoping He’d Stop Swimming
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Paul Clark Our Friendly Grief Spreader

Explanation Taxonomy groupings – Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species This was taught by a teacher in the 1980’s who was a big Brighton & Hove Albion football fan.
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Classes and sub-classes of Phylum Mollusca

Mnemonics Some Grownups Can’t See Magic Ponies But Children CAN Explanation S- Scaphopoda G- Gastropoda C- Caudofoveata S- Solenogastres M- Monoplacophora P- Polyplacophora B- Bivalvia C- Cephalopodia CAN – (sub-classes
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Five classes of Echinoderms:

Mnemonics All Have Calcerous Osscile Endoskeleton Explanation Asteroidea (All) Holothuroidea (Have) Crinoidea (Calcerous) Ophiuroide (Ossicle) Echinoidea (Endoskeleton) Other than tetraradial symmetry, the calcerous ossicle endoskeleton is the only characterisitic shared
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Zombies Are Brown and Dirty

Mnemonics Zombies Are Better Dead Zoos Always Become Dirty Bad Zoo Animals Die All Zebras Dance Badly Zebras Are Big Dummies Zippers Always Break Down Zap A Bear Dead Don’t
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Annihilate Plants and Fungi that Make Bacteria Poisonous

Robert Whittaker’s five-kingdom system of microbes — Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera (Bacteria), Protista

A mysterious cat talked opening organic oranges

Hierarchy of the structure of the human body A – Atoms Mysterious – Molecules Cat – Cells Talked – Tissues Opening – Organs Organic – Organ Systems Oranges – Organism