California Academy of Sciences: Kinesthetic Astronomy - Mars Opposition Dance
California Academy of Sciences

Because of the different amounts of time it take for Mars and the Earth to each orbit the sun, it sometimes may look like Mars is traveling backwards. In this interactive lesson, students will learn what “retrograde” and “opposition” means in astronomy while modeling this phenomenon.

California Academy of Sciences: Kinesthetic Astronomy - The Meaning of a Year
California Academy of Sciences

In this interactive lesson, students will use kinesthetic techniques to model Earth’s orbit around the Sun for a year.