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