This activity showed how plate movement creates folded mountains.When the two continents collide, the plates wrinkle and fold. Here's our activity to show this happening. It's the same principle as the damp graham cracker we did a few days ago, but this shows the "layers" of the earth folding/wrinkling.
|Here's an example of a fold mountain in the Alps in Switzerland (image from wikimedia commons)|
This was one of the activities we did during our Earth Science unit as we talked about plate movement, earthquakes, faults and so forth!
Here is a Quick Preview of the Earth Science Packet.
Our Earth Science Unit covers the solar system, the layers of the Earth, plate tectonics, the ring of fire, faults, earthquakes, volcanoes and more.
It also includes instructions for more than a dozen hands-on activities we did with this unit. This includes activities about plate tectonics, convection currents, using a compass, earthquakes, volcanoes, instructions on how to make a shake table and more!
We did this unit twice: My kids were in Grades 1, 4, and 6 when we did this unit the first time. They were in Grades 4, 7 and 9 when we covered it again (and added to the packet!).
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Layers of the Earth Activities
Pangaea and Plate Movement Activities
Types of Volcanoes Activities
In this unit, we especially liked these resources. These are affiliate links: