Lunar and Planetary Institute






Rock Cycle

In Texas, teachers are expected to teach the rock cycle and the processes that form different types of rocks.

5.12 B The student is expected to describe processes responsible for the formation of coal, oil, gas, and minerals
5.11 C The student is expected to identify past events that led to the formation of the Earth's renewable, non-renewable, and inexhaustible resources
6.14 A The student is expected to summarize the rock cycle
8.12 A The student is expected to analyze and predict the sequence of events in the lunar and rock cycles

Preliminary Concepts
Before they can understand the rock cycle, students must first be able to define the different types of rocks.

Misconceptions and Educational Research

Activities about the Rock Cycle

Content Resources for the Pre-Service Educator

Potential Questions or Issues