Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Science 5.8

Earth and space. The student knows that there are recognizable patterns in the natural world and among the Sun, Earth, and Moon system. The student is expected to:

  • (1) differentiate between weather and climate;
    • (A) explain how the Sun and the ocean interact in the water cycle;
    • (B) demonstrate that Earth rotates on its axis once approximately every 24 hours causing the day/night cycle and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky; and
    • (C) identify and compare the physical characteristics of the Sun, Earth, and Moon.


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