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Mountains - How mountains are formed

Overall rating 4 out of 54.9 (18 ratings)

Last updated 07 September 2014, created 23 February 2011, viewed 24,893

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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Fantastic resource. I have broken down each activity to create different lessons of investigation. Great idea. Thank you :-)

from davidrjlawson, 07 September 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

What a ... relief !!!

from lnashhighcliffe, 03 September 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

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
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