Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Science Connections

Science Concepts

6(11) Earth and space.

The student understands the organization of our solar system and

the relationships among the various bodies that comprise it.

(C) The student is expected to describe the history and future of space exploration,

including the types of equipment and transportation needed for space travel.


Force, motion, and energy.

The student knows that the Law o
f Conservation of

Energy states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it just changes form.

(A) The student is expected to investigate methods of thermal energy transfer,

including conduction, convection, and radiation.

(B) The student is expected to verify through investigations that thermal energy moves

in a predictable pattern from warmer to cooler until all of the substances attain the

same temperature such as an ice cube melting.

Scientific Investigation and Reasoning


The student for at least 40% of the instructional time, conducts laboratory and field

investigations following safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical


(A) The student is expected to demonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field

investigations as outlined in Texas Education Agency-approved safety standards.

(B) The student is expected to practice appropriate use and conservation of resources,

including disposal, reuse, or recycling of materials.

English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)

3(E) Cross-curricular second language acquisition/speaking.

The student is expected

to share information in cooperative learning interactions.

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