Texas Assessments Standards (STAAR)
TX.STAAR.8. STAAR Grade 8 Science Assessment
Reporting Category 3: Earth and Space - The student will demonstrate an understanding of components, cycles, patterns, and natural events of Earth and space systems.
(8.8) Earth and space. The student knows characteristics of the universe. The student is expected to:
8.8 (B) Recognize that the Sun is a medium-sized star near the edge of a disc-shaped galaxy of stars and that the Sun is many thousands of times closer to Earth than any other star. Supporting Standard (STAAR)