Texas TEKS Standards
TX.112.18. Science, Grade 6.
(6.10) Earth and space. The student understands the structure of Earth, the rock cycle, and plate tectonics. The student is expected to:
6.10 (A) Build a model to illustrate the structural layers of Earth, including the inner core, outer core, mantle, crust, asthenosphere, and lithosphere.
6.10 (C) Identify the major tectonic plates, including Eurasian, African, Indo-Australian, Pacific, North American, and South American.
6.10 (D) Describe how plate tectonics causes major geological events such as ocean basins, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain building.
(6.3) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving to make informed decisions and knows the contributions of relevant scientists. The student is expected to:
6.3 (A) In all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student.