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How are Mountains formed?

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How are Mountains formed?

  1. 1. How are Mountains formed?
  2. 2. Also known as plate convergence. Mountains are formed by slow but gigantic movements of the earth's crust.
  3. 3. The Earth's crust is made up of 6 huge slabs called plates, which fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.
  4. 4. The Himalayas The Himalayan Mountains were formed by the collision of Asia and India.
  5. 5. There are 5 different types of Mountain formations. Fold Mountains Fault-block Mountains
  6. 6. Dome Mountains Volcanic Mountains Plateau Mountains
  7. 7. 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;
  8. 8. WORKS CITED: http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/wyoming/images/s/wyoming-rocky-mountains.jpg http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/collision.html http://mrsstedward.pbworks.com/f/1219971606/tectonic-plates.jpg   http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/mountains/types.htm

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