Also known as plate convergence. Mountains are formed by slow but gigantic movements of the earth's crust.
The Earth's crust is made up of 6 huge slabs called plates, which fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.
The Himalayas The Himalayan Mountains were formed by the collision of Asia and India.
There are 5 different types of Mountain formations. Fold Mountains Fault-block Mountains
Dome Mountains Volcanic Mountains Plateau Mountains
TEKS: (5.12) Science concepts. The student knows that the natural world includes earth materials and objects in the sky. The student is expected to: (A) interpret how land forms are the result of a combination of constructive and destructive forces such as deposition of sediment and weathering;
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