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.

K-6, Middle School, Educator

What are you looking for?


California Academy of Sciences

Website URL

Type of Resource

Lesson Plan
PDF File

Assigned Categories