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.
(8.10) Earth and space. The student knows that climatic interactions exist among Earth, ocean, and weather systems. The student is expected to:
8.10 (A) Recognize that the Sun provides the energy that drives convection within the atmosphere and oceans, producing winds and ocean currents. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
8.10 (C) Identify the role of the oceans in the formation of weather systems such as hurricanes. Supporting Standard (STAAR)