State Fair of Texas TEKS-Aligned Curriculum

The State Fair of Texas is excited to provide TEKS-aligned curriculum for teachers to use in their classrooms for 4th through 12th grades.

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State Fair of Texas Curriculum Program

With education at the core of its foundation, the State Fair of Texas aims to provide quality educational opportunities for students within the community, both locally and statewide.

In support of its student ticketing program, the Fair is expanding its educational initiatives to the classroom with a new innovative curriculum, created in partnership with Big Thought. The online curriculum combines the unique culture of the Fair with Texas history and agriculture, incorporating it into a TEKS-aligned program that focuses on STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math) for grades 4 through 12.

Grades 4-8 Grades 9-12

State Fair Curriculum – 4th to 8th Grade

The State Fair invites you to integrate TEKS-aligned lesson about the Fair into your classroom.  Lessons are organized by topic and link to lessons for each grade.

TEKS Index Career & Arts Connection Credits

State Fair Curriculum – 9th to 12th Grade

The State Fair invites you to integrate TEKS-aligned lesson about the Fair into your classroom.  Lessons are organized by subject and link to four different lessons for each subject.

Introduction to Curriculum Table of Contents TEKS Index Career & Arts Connection Credits

Gamers
Carnival Mission: Exploring the Cost of Carnival Games
Student Teacher

Foodies
Feast Your Eyes…: Sample and Scrutinize
Student Teacher

Live at the Fair
2 Show or Not 2 Show? Show Animal Investigation
Student Teacher

Cars, Crafts and Commerce
The Places You Will Go: Auto Exploration
Student Teacher

Gamers
Shootout: Quadratic in the Real World
Student Teacher

Foodies
Hungry, Hungry, Hungry Teenagers!: Systems of Inequalities
Student Teacher

Live at the Fair
Going Once, Going Twice…Sold! – Solving a System of Linear/Quadratic Functions
Student Teacher

Cars, Crafts and Commerce
#iheartshoping: Vendor Data on Graphics
Student Teacher

Gamers
Lights, Camera, Action! A Geometry Scavenger Hunt and Scrapbook
Student Teacher

Foodies
Tower Transformation: You Get a New Food Court! And You Get a New Food Court!
Student Teacher

Live at the Fair
Contain the Creatures! A Geometric Analysis of the Livestock Barns
Student Teacher

Cars, Crafts and Commerce
If I Go to the Fair, Then I will Have Fun: A Real World Look at “If,Then” Stagements
Student Teacher

Gamers
Using Probability to Win Prizes
Student Teacher

Foodies
Hotdogs, Get Your Hotdogs! Becoming a Food Vendor at the Fair
Student Teacher

Live at the Fair
Serving Your Community: Creating a Function Rule Using Donations Data
Student Teacher

Cars, Crafts and Commerce
Hot Wheels: Making Your Dream Car a Reality
Student Teacher

Gamers
Why Did I Choose This Ride? Sociology on the Midway
Student Teacher

Gamers
The House Always Wins…? Attribution Theory and Games
Student Teacher

Live at the Fair
An Animalistic Relationship – The Psychology Behind Human-Animal Interactions
Student Teacher

Gamers
New Deal = New Midway: This Fair is History
Student Teacher

Live at the Fair
Of Dust and Men: Finding U.S. History in Agriculture
Student Teacher

Cars, Crafts and Commerce
Patently Fair: How Patents Foster Competition at the Auto Show
Student Teacher

Foodies
Fair Decision: The Economics of Roast Corn, Turkey Lets and Fried Ice Cream
Student Teacher

Live at the Fair
Riding the Crazy Mouse: What’s Opportunity Cost Got to Do with It?
Student Teacher

Cars, Crafts and Commerce
Tickets, Turkey Lets, Taxes: The Velocity of Money at the Fair
Student Teacher

Foodies
Fresh, Fried, or Citified? How Physical and Cultural Geography Inform Food @ the Fair
Student Teacher

Foodies
Continential (Crossover) Cuisine: From Columbus to the Corny Dog
Student Teacher

Live at the Fair
Alphabetic Passport: The State Fair Guide to Geography’s “Big 5”
Student Teacher

Cars, Crafts and Commerce
Wheeeeeeel! The History of the Wheel
Student Teacher

Gamers
Under the Weather: Keepting the Midway Cool
Student Teacher

Foodies
Sustainably Fed: Fair Food Chains and Resources
Student Teacher

Live at the Fair
A “Frond”ness for Plants: Discovering the Errol McKoy Greenhouse
Student Teacher

Cars, Crafts and Commerce
Going Green: Marketing Items to Sell at the Fair
Student Teacher

Gamers
A Winners’ Evolution: (Evolution FTW)
Student Teacher

Foodies
Tastytrophic: Fair Foods on a Totally Trophic Level
Student Teacher

Live at the Fair
Wast Not, Want Not: Animal Waste at the Fair
Student Teacher

Cars, Crafts and Commerce
“Tex”onomy – Classifying the Fair
Student Teacher

Gamers
The Potential to Win: Potential and Kinetic Energy
Student Teacher

Cars, Crafts and Commerce
Premium Engine-eering: Navigating the Cars of the State Fair
Student Teacher

Foodies
Fryday: Chemical Changes in the Fair Food
Student Teacher

Live at the Fair
Na, K? Keeping Fair Animals in Balance
Student Teacher