You can remember the alkaline earth metals with this easy trick:
Beetles Made Cake Starfish Baked Ramen
- Beetles - Beryllium (Be)
- Made - Magnesium (Mg)
- Cake - Calcium (Ca)
- Starfish - Strontium (Sr)
- Baked - Barium (Ba)
- Ramen- Radium (Ra)
The short story:
- Beetles live on earth and they can be associated with 'earth' metals to remember quickly.
- Ramen is a an alternative word used for noodles. Just imagine Starfish baking noodles.
- An advantage of this trick is that the first two letters of the words are actually same as the symbol of the element.
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