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

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3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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