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 (A) Describe components of the universe, including stars, nebulae, and galaxies, and use models such as the Herztsprung-Russell diagram for classification.
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 (C) Explore how different wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum such as light and radio waves are used to gain information about distances and properties of components in the universe.