Texas TEKS Standards
TX.112.20. Science, Grade 8.
(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.
8.8 (E) Research how scientific data are used as evidence to develop scientific theories to describe the origin of the universe.