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Geography- how mountain ranges are formed (lesson 4)  

  1. Briefly re-cap your learning about  Mount Everest.


2. This week's learning objective: To summarise the formation of mountain ranges- How the earth’s structure is composed, What plate tectonics are and find out about the 3 different types of mountain ranges.


Go through the powerpoint or PDF - Stage 1: Structure of the earth (see below) and  look at the plates on a digital photo map.

Layers of the Earth video for Kids | Inside Our Earth | Structure and Components

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3. Draw your own model of the earth’s structure and include the different labels.

4. With a timer, play ‘Just a minute’. you have one minute to talk confidently without hesitation, repetition or deviation about the structure of the earth.

5. Read about the differences between between oceanic and continental plates.

Google Earth tectonic plates and boundaries

For science teachers. A tour around the earth showing geologic plates with boundaries. Animation by Google Earth. Video and copyright by Scott Brande To crea...

6. Discuss key questions below (or on slide 17 of PPT) 

   7. Find out about convention currents (see images below or slides 17 and 18 of the ppt) 

8. Finally explore the different mountain types: fold, fault block and dome mountains (see pictures below or slide 20 to 30 of PPT)