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Does anyone have a good mnemonic for memorizing the biological classifications? i.e.


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kingdom, phylum, class, order, (Yankee Doodle went to town,)

family, genus, species (riding on a pony)

 

kingdom, phylum, class, order, (Stuck a feather in his hat,)

family, genus, species (And called it macaroni)

 

This is called Taxononomy (Yankee Doodle keep it up)

It's how we classify (Yankee Doodle dandy)

All the plants and animals (Join the music and the step)

In earth and sea and sky. (And with the girls be handy.

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The one I learned was almost the same: Kings Play Cards On Fine Green Stools. Learned it in 6th grade.

 

Stools, to my son, are BM's!

 

I learned King Phillip Came Over for Green Stamps. A social history lesson for 20th century US, too. They don't still have green stamps, do they?

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kingdom, phylum, class, order, (Yankee Doodle went to town,)

family, genus, species (riding on a pony)

 

kingdom, phylum, class, order, (Stuck a feather in his hat,)

family, genus, species (And called it macaroni)

 

This is called Taxononomy (Yankee Doodle keep it up)

It's how we classify (Yankee Doodle dandy)

All the plants and animals (Join the music and the step)

In earth and sea and sky. (And with the girls be handy.

 

I LOVE this. Thanks!

Carrie:-)

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Stools, to my son, are BM's!

 

I learned King Phillip Came Over for Green Stamps. A social history lesson for 20th century US, too. They don't still have green stamps, do they?

 

That's what I learned too. And it was a history lesson for us, even in 1983 (although I kind of remembered them from when I was under 5 or so.)

 

I like the Yankee Doodle one, except now I'll be humming Yankee Doodle all day. :lol:

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kingdom, phylum, class, order, (Yankee Doodle went to town,)

family, genus, species (riding on a pony)

 

kingdom, phylum, class, order, (Stuck a feather in his hat,)

family, genus, species (And called it macaroni)

 

This is called Taxononomy (Yankee Doodle keep it up)

It's how we classify (Yankee Doodle dandy)

All the plants and animals (Join the music and the step)

In earth and sea and sky. (And with the girls be handy.

Oh! How I wish that I could carry a tune.

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kingdom, phylum, class, order, (Yankee Doodle went to town,)

family, genus, species (riding on a pony)

 

kingdom, phylum, class, order, (Stuck a feather in his hat,)

family, genus, species (And called it macaroni)

 

This is called Taxononomy (Yankee Doodle keep it up)

It's how we classify (Yankee Doodle dandy)

All the plants and animals (Join the music and the step)

In earth and sea and sky. (And with the girls be handy.

 

This is my favorite one!

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