Thursday, October 16, 2008

Biology Test

I had my first big test today in Biology. Jessica and I have been studying hard, and we both think we did ok. I feel like I just wasted time drilling the information in my head. Really, will I ever truly need to know the difference between Prokaryote and Eukaryote cells?
It makes me think of other useless information that I have memorized. When Nate was 2 1/2 he loved Dr. Seuss ABC's. I had that sucker memorized by the time he had his ABC's down. Then he went to Kindergarten and that is the book they use to teach the alphabet. Oh, and they turn it into a song. So then I could sing the song. That info faded in my mind, returning randomly when Lily pulled out that book. Then of course she starts Kindergarten, and it's stuck in my head again.
Big A Little A
What begins with A
Aunt Annie's Alligator
I have an easier time memorizing things that are turned into a song. I can still sing the 50 states song that I learned in 5th grade. It has come in handy a few times (Jeopardy questions) so I can't say this was useless information. So maybe if we can put Biology to music, I'll be able to explain the life cycle of moss.


Love my babes said...

I agree it works better w/song. I admit I watch Hannah Montana some and she put the body parts to music too. See you are a HIP mom/student:o) I also have Chugga Chugga Choo Choo in my head(thanks!)too.

The Millers said...

I still remember the 50 states song as well. Isn't it funny how some things commit to memory even when we have no intention of keeping it? And I totally understand the college stuff put to music lyrics. If I could have had my textbooks as music, I would have aced every class!