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Earth and Space Science Resource TEKS Alignment (ESSRTA)

Welcome to our site!  We have attempted to align Texas science standards to various excellent resources for pre-service educators to use: information on misconceptions and ways to deal with those misconceptions, appropriate activities to conduct in the classroom, additional information and resource guides, and more.

This is a growing and changing site; as we identify additional resources that we find are valuable, we will add them. Please click on the subject you are interested in to find the resources related to that subject.

Subjects Grade Levels* TEKS
Moon Phases (and Eclipses)
2 - 8
2.7D, 4.6A, 5.6A, 7.13B, 8.12A
Tides
5
5.6A
Gravity and Weight
5
5.12D
Orbits of Planets
3-7
3.11C, 4.6A, 5.12D, 7.13B
 
Seasons
K-7
K.5B, K.7C, 1.7C, 2.7D, 4.6A, 5.6A, 7.13A
Weather
K-6
K.7C, 1.7C, 2.7D, 4.6A, 6.14C
Day and Night
K-7
K.5B, 4.6A, 5.6A, 7.13A
Solar Radiation
3-8
K.7B, 3.11D, 4.11C, 5..8A, 7.8B, 8.10B
 
Solar Characteristics
3-8
3.11D, 6.13A, 8.10B
Planetary Characteristics
3-6
3.11C, 6.5A, 6.5B, 6.13A
Earth-Moon Comparisons
5-6
5.12C, 6.5A, 6.5B, 6.13A
 
 
Space Travel
6
6.13B
 
 
Volcanism
6-8
5.12B, 6.6C, 7.5A, 7.14A, 8.14B
Impacts and Craters
5-8
5.12C, 6.13A, 7.14A, 8.14B
Erosion
3-7
3.6B, 4.10A, 5.11A, 5.12A, 6.6C, 7.14B, 8.14A
Geological Principles /Plate tectonics
3-8
3.6B, 4.10B, 5.12A, 6.6C, 8.14A
Rocks and Soil
K-8
K.10A, 1.10B, 3.11B, 4.11A, 5.11C, 5.12B, 6.14A, 8.12A
 
 
Origins of the Universe
8
8.13C
Stellar Evolution
8
8.13A
Galaxies and the Universe
8
8.13A, 8.13B

* These are the grade levels that these particular subjects are present in the Texas Science Standards, and do not necessarily reflect the ages at which these subjects are best taught.