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Astronomy Explanation of TEKS Credits

Stories of the night sky and much more! View the moon, planets, stars, nebula and galaxies under the beautiful skies of the Texas Hill Country. Using planispheres and binoculars, students will learn the basics about the stars, planets, constellations and other astral objects—they’ll even have the opportunity to look through one of our telescopes that’s trained on a celestial object, getting an up close and personal view!

Third Grade

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.14 5.8.D 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 identify the planets in Earth’s solar system and their position in relation to the Sun.

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Fourth Grade

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.15 4.8.C 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 collect and analyze data to identify sequences and predict patterns of change in shadows, seasons, and the observable appearance of the Moon over time.

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Fifth Grade

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.16 5.8.C 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 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.
112.16 5.8.D 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 identify and compare the physical characteristics of the Sun, Earth, and Moon.

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Sixth Grade

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.18 6.11.A Earth and space. The student understands the organization of our solar system and the relationships among the various bodies that comprise it. The student is expected to describe the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets.

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Seventh Grade

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.19 7.9.B Earth and space. The student knows components of our solar system. The student is expected to identify the accommodations, considering the characteristics of our solar system, that enabled manned space exploration.

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Eighth Grade

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.20 8.7.B Earth and space. The student knows the effects resulting from cyclical movements of the Sun, Earth, and Moon. The student is expected to demonstrate and predict the sequence of events in the lunar cycle.

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