In Texas, teachers are expected to teach about the Moon in comparison to the Earth, about the Earth-Moon system, and how that system relates to the Solar System. The physical characteristics of the Moon should include size, mass, composition, gravity, lack of atmosphere, and surface features.
5.12 C The student is expected to identify the physical characteristics of the Earth and compare them to the physical characteristics of the moon
6.5 A and B The student is expected to identify and describe a system that results from the combination of two or more systems such as in the solar system; and describe how the properties of a system are different from the properties of its parts.
6.13 A The student is expected to identify characteristics of objects in our solar system including the Sun, planets, meteorites, comets, asteroids, and moons