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Mountains - How mountains are formed

Overall rating 4 out of 54.9 (16 ratings)

Last updated 26 March 2014, created 23 February 2011, viewed 20,341

An interactive activity that begins with a powerpoint and ends with groups of children working on creating their own mountain effects out of materials. Warning, need to prepare in advance for the activity. (Materials used for fold mountains are paper, tissue paper and thicker more scratchy type More… material to reflect differences in the earth's surface). Resources needed are crispy chocolate slabs, icing in plastic bag, sand, material, balloon and paper.

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  • Powerpoint documentOther
    Mountains.pptx (2mb, Powerpoint document)
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  • Word documentActivity
    LI I can say how mountains are formed materials.docx (15kb, Word document)
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Thank you, this has been very useful. Is it possible to get a list of resources that will be needed to make each mountain?

from eprotheroe, 05 March 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thank you for sharing. This made my planning much more hands on.

from zannar, 28 August 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thank you. This resource is really useful and fun.

from saffronoj, 08 June 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thoroughly user-friendly. Thank you for taking the time and sharing this !

from whiteboardwizz, 03 February 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Excellent resource.

from mysentimentis, 07 January 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5
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