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How do you memorize the periodic table in the fastest and easiest way possible? You use the natural power of your visual memory.
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Most people only know the typical techniques to memorize using your verbal memory – acronyms, acrostics, rhymes, associations and songs. Those techniques can be great for remembering small amounts of information, but they don’t take advantage of the dramatic improvements to your recall when you activate your visual memory.
How to Memorize the Periodic Table | Memorizing Elements
We’ll begin by picturing a typical poster or chart of the periodic table. There are many small, colorful squares, each with a name, number and symbol of an element, and together they create a large irregular shape.
This image will act as an anchor in your memory, holding down the chain of images which link together all the elements.
Now we’ll take that colorful poster and attach it to the first element. Picture that poster of the periodic table and imagine it’s wrapped around a water hydrant.
Why a water hydrant?
The 1st element in the periodic table is Hydrogen. Hydrogen sounds similar to hydrant and that’s how you’ll be reminded of it. Picture a water hydrant you see on the sidewalk. It’s short, stubby, red, and looks strong. The hydrant is like a little man with a small hat on top and stubby arms sticking out the side.
Imagine that hydrant with the chart of the periodic table wrapped around it. When you think of the chart of the periodic table, you’ll picture it wrapped around a water hydrant. Because hydrant sounds similar to hydrogen, you’ll know the 1st element in the table is Hydrogen.
The 2nd element is Helium. If you’re like me, when you think of Helium, you automatically think of a helium balloon. When you let it go, it’s the type that floats up into the sky. Now imagine an enormous helium balloon. Make it the size of a car and picture it attached to the water hydrant. Because the helium balloon is so big and has so much lifting power, it starts to lift the water hydrant up off the sidewalk. Together they slowly float up into the air and away into the sky. Now, when you visualize the helium balloon floating upwards, you’ll know the 2nd element is Helium.
The 3rd element is Lithium. Lithium sounds a bit like “lithp”. People that have a lisp – a type of speech impediment – aren’t able to pronounce “lisp” and say “lithp”. Let’s pretend the large helium balloon has a lisp. It also has a small hole in it, causing the balloon to slowly deflate. Usually a balloon with a hole in it will make a slow “ssss” sound, but because this balloon has a lisp or “lithp”, it makes a “thhh” sound. Visualize the large balloon slowly deflating making a “thhh” sound. When you think of the balloon’s “lithp”, you’ll be reminded of the 3rd element, Lithium.
The 4th element is Beryllium. If you say Beryllium slowly, it sounds like “bee really yum”. Picture your slowly deflating balloon. Imagine an enormous bumble bee lands on the balloon. The bee is the size of a football and has bright yellow and black stripes and buzzes loudly. The bee licks the balloon to have a taste and says, “that’s really yum!” It really likes the taste of the balloon. When you picture the bee licking the balloon, you’ll think, “bee really yum”, and be reminded of the 4th element, Beryllium.
The 5th element is Boron. We can break up the word Boron into “bore” and “on”. The word “bore” can mean to drill a hole. Picture now the bee, after tasting the balloon. It uses its stinger, pierces the balloon and starts to spin around in a drilling motion. The bee has landed on the balloon, tasted it, and now it’s started to “bore on” the balloon. When you picture the bee begin to bore on the balloon, you’ll remember the 5th element, Boron.