How to Learn and Remember the Planets of the Solar System with the Vaughn Cube™ November 22, 2016 17:18

IMPORTANT: It is necessary that you watch the free four-minute video that teaches the Vaughn Cube before continuing. Here is the link to the free video:

Let’s say that you want to learn the eight planets in our solar system in their numerical sequence from the sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Pluto, which was once considered a planet, is now considered a dwarf planet.

Nearly all of us remember incredibly more of what we see than of what we hear or read.

The first step in my learning system is to change any information you want to remember into something you can see. I call this technique an audionym. “Audio” means sound. “Nym” means name. An audionym is a sound name – a sound-alike word that is an object you can see.

The audionym does not need to sound exactly like the word you want to remember but just close enough that your natural memory and common sense will remind you of the word.

Here are the audionyms I use for the eight planets of our solar system. Look at this list until you know the audionym for each planet and the planet for each audionym.

After you can look at each audionym randomly and know the planet it represents, see “The Vaughn Cube"™ below.

Planet Audionym
Mercury mercury thermometer
Venus “V” neck (sweater)
Earth ear
Mars marshmallow
Jupiter juice
Saturn satellite
Uranus urn
Neptune napkin

 

The Vaughn Cube™

Here is how to remember each planet’s numerical sequence from the sun:

First, picture one of your very familiar rooms. Imagine yourself standing in the center of your room facing the front wall (location number four).

To remember that the first planet from the sun is Mercury, look at location “1” (the back-left corner) and see a gigantic mercury thermometer.

To remember that the second planet from the sun is Venus, look at location “2” (the left wall) and see a gigantic “V”-neck (sweater) covering the entire wall!

To remember that the third planet from the sun is Earth, look at location “3” (the front- left corner) and see a gigantic ear!

To remember that the fourth planet from the sun is Mars, look at location “4” (the front wall) and see a gigantic marshmallow bursting out of the wall!

To remember that the fifth planet from the sun is Jupiter, look at location “5” (the front- right corner) and see a gigantic glass of juice!

To remember that the sixth planet from the sun is Saturn, look at location “6” (the right wall) and see a satellite bursting through the wall!

To remember that the seventh planet from the sun is Uranus, look at location “7” (the back-left corner) and see a gigantic urn!

To remember that the eighth planet from the sun is Neptune, look at location “8” (the back wall) and see a huge napkin!

To recall each planet’s numerical sequence from the sun, just look at each numbered location in your room and see the audionym that was placed there.

Test yourself to see how clearly you saw each audionym in its respective numbered location in your room and if you can convert each audionym to the name of the planet it represents. The numbered room location automatically gives you the sequence from the sun.

Number a page, as follows, and fill in the blanks.

Location Audionym Planet
(Sequence from The sun)    
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

 

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