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Remembering or Memorization Techniques


Un-Chunked List

  • Bread
  • Ice Cream
  • Milk
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Apples
  • English Muffins
  • Frozen Vegetables
  • Bagels
  • Lettuce
  • Cream
  • Banana

Chunked List

Frozen Foods

  • Ice Cream
  • Frozen Peas


  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cream
  • Butter


  • English Muffins
  • Bread
  • Bagels

Fruits & Vegetables

  • Lettuce
  • Banana
  • Tomatoes
  • Apples



The acronym MINOH makes balancing chemical reactions a little easier.


  • – Metals
  • I – Ions (such as polyatomics)
  • N – Non-Metals
  • O – Oxygen
  • H – Hydrogen


  • Fe, Na, Mg, SO42-, PO33-, CI, Br, B

The acronym CHO makes combustion reactions much easier to balance.


  • – Carbon
  • H – Hydrogen
  • O – Oxygen

The Drawing Effect

sketch of the drawing effect

Try to memorize:

  • Six red Apples
  • Large loaf of apples
  • Carton of milk
  • Bar of foamy soap
  • Pair of yellow socks
  • Packet of chocolate biscuits

line drawing of a loaf of bread and five apples line drawing of a loaf of bread and a carton of milk with stick legs line drawing of a bar of soap and a carton of milk pouring out onto the bar of soap line drawing of a bar of soap and yellow socks

Modeling the Climate System

graphic depicting the modeling of climate system

Use Your Margins

blurry photo of a student taking notes in class

  • Write down questions and answers
  • What?
  • How?
  • Why?
  • Why is this the way it is?
  • How can my teacher pose this on the test?
  • Write synopsis and explanations
  • Draw diagrams


Discuss Content with Peers

line drawing of several figures with their mouths open in discussion

You can learn a great deal by explaining your ideas to others and by participating in activities in which you can learn from your peers. You develop skills in:

  • Organizing, planning and learning activities
  • Working collaboratively with others
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Evaluating your own learning

Use Mini Mind Maps Like Flash Cards

line drawing of a mini mind map

Make a Song or Rap

abstract image of periodic table


substances found in so many places
can be called either acids or bases
acid is a proton donator
base is a proton acceptor
why would a compound to give away its proton
actually makes sense, this ain't no con
atoms come together, share their electrons
makes a compound, forms a covalent bond
electronegative, one of those atoms is most
wants to hold both electrons, brings 'em real close
don't know which one they're near more
look at the periodic table to be sure
electronegativity increases as you go right
and up, chlorine pulls them electrons real tight
shares them with hydrogen, you got HCI
oh yeah a proton is a hydrogen ion, well


That's why HCI is such a strong acid
chlorine takes hydrogen's electron for itself kid
in a polar solvent like water it depends
H floats around looking' for a friend
H means it's a hydrogen ion brother

Watch a Documentary on the Topic

Compacts an entire story into a short time frame.