Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Science 3.8

Earth and space. The student knows there are recognizable patterns in the natural world and among objects in the sky. The student is expected to:

  • (1) observe, measure, record, and compare day-to-day weather changes in different locations at the same time that include air temperature, wind direction, and precipitation;
    • (A) describe and illustrate the Sun as a star composed of gases that provides light and thermal energy;
    • (B) construct models that demonstrate the relationship of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, including orbits and positions; and
    • (C) identify the planets in Earth's solar system and their position in relation to the Sun.


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