Earth and Space STAAR Review Notes
Earth and Space is typically the lowest scoring category statewide for the STAAR test. Help prepare your students with this comprehensive set of notes to help support your instruction.
Much effort went into examining the TEKS to ensure that this study guide was as comprehensive and condensed as possible. I tried to make the notes attractive and user-friendly. I have adapted and modified this set of notes for several years now. I hope your students find this set of notes as helpful for review as mine have.
6 pages of Student Friendly notes on Reporting Category 3: Earth and Space
Use these notes with your students to help them recall key concepts and investigations done in your Earth Space Unit. These notes make excellent study guides!
These notes cover the following standards that are tested under reporting category 3: Earth and Space.
5.7 A explore the processes that led to the foundation of sedimentary rocks and fossil fuels
5.7 B recognize how landforms such as deltas, canyons, and sand dunes are the result of changes to Earth’s surface by wind, water, and ice
5.7 C identify alternative energy resources such as wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biofuels
5.8 C demonstrate that Earth rotates on its axis once approximately every 24 hours causing the day/night cycle and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky
5.7 D identify fossils as evidence of past living organisms and the nature of the environment at the time using models
5.8 A differentiate between weather and climate
5.8 B explain how the Sun and the ocean interact in the water cycle
5.8 D identify and compare the physical characteristics of the Sun, Earth, and Moon
4.7 A examine properties of soils, including color and texture, capacity to retain water, and ability to support the growth of
4.7 C identify and classify Earth’s renewable resources, including air, plants, water, and animals; and nonrenewable resources, including coal, oil, and natural gas; and the importance of conservation
4.8 A measure and record changes in weather and make predictions using weather maps, weather symbols, and a map key
4.8 B describe and illustrate the continuous movement of water above and on the surface of Earth through the water cycle and explain the role of the Sun as a major source of energy in the process
3.7 B Investigate rapid changes in Earth’s surface such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and landslides
3.8 D Identify the planets in Earth’s solar system and their position in relation to the Sun