Earth Science: How Fold Mountains are Formed

The most common types of mountains are fold mountains. Some fold mountains include the Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, and Alps.

fold-mountain-activityThis 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.

how-fold-mountains-formShowing how fold mountains form:

how-mountains-form-activityHere’s an example of a fold mountain in the Alps in Switzerland (image from wikimedia commons)

Fold Mountains - Alps

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When we did this unit, the kids did several hands-on activities about plate movement and convection currents.

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15 Responses

  1. I want to know when I can bring myself and my kids over to your homeschool?? LOL I love looking over your blog — You always have wonderful science activites for your kids… This is my weak area! I try to do good… Do you have an recommendations on books that would be great?? Thanks!! Kayla

  2. I'm loving your earth science activities…. is it the R.E.A.L Science odyssey unit that you are following? I was considering ordering it for us to use next term and if these go with it then I'm definately going to….. if not and you have put it together yourself then can i just nick all your ideas please?? LOL, thanks, jen

  3. I'm loving your earth science activities…. is it the R.E.A.L Science odyssey unit that you are following? I was considering ordering it for us to use next term and if these go with it then I'm definately going to….. if not and you have put it together yourself then can i just nick all your ideas please?? LOL, thanks, jen

  4. Hi Kayla and Jennifer,Thank you for such nice comments! I just love hearing from others. You were asking what books we used and how I developed this unit. I didn't use any one specific source (actually haven't ever seen R.E.A.L. science so can't comment on how well our activities go along with that — perhaps someone else knows??), but here's how I planned it out…I wanted to do the Montessori study of land and waterforms (I have beautiful cards that I'll talk about in the next couple of weeks from http://theteachersdesk.info/SocialStudies.aspx) But I didn't feel that was enough in and of itself… I really wanted the kids to have a strong understanding of how/why the earth was formed and how much it has changed through time.So I looked through some of the sources that I have:Here are some of the books I used:Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding (a Science Curriculum for K-2) by Bernard NebelHow the Earth Works: 60 Activities for Exploring Volcanoes, Fossils, Earthquakes and More by Michelle O'Brien-PalmerEarth-Shaking Science Projects about Planet Earth by Robert GardnerHow the Earth Works: 100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Secrets of the Earth by John Farndon (from Reader's Digest) One last thing, please feel free to use any/all the ideas we've shared. That's why I blog–in case someone else finds it helpful!! 🙂 I have nothing but gratitude for the other bloggers out there who have shared their great ideas and successes!

  5. Hi Kayla and Jennifer,Thank you for such nice comments! I just love hearing from others. You were asking what books we used and how I developed this unit. I didn't use any one specific source (actually haven't ever seen R.E.A.L. science so can't comment on how well our activities go along with that — perhaps someone else knows??), but here's how I planned it out…I wanted to do the Montessori study of land and waterforms (I have beautiful cards that I'll talk about in the next couple of weeks from http://theteachersdesk.info/SocialStudies.aspx) But I didn't feel that was enough in and of itself… I really wanted the kids to have a strong understanding of how/why the earth was formed and how much it has changed through time.So I looked through some of the sources that I have:Here are some of the books I used:Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding (a Science Curriculum for K-2) by Bernard NebelHow the Earth Works: 60 Activities for Exploring Volcanoes, Fossils, Earthquakes and More by Michelle O'Brien-PalmerEarth-Shaking Science Projects about Planet Earth by Robert GardnerHow the Earth Works: 100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Secrets of the Earth by John Farndon (from Reader's Digest) One last thing, please feel free to use any/all the ideas we've shared. That's why I blog–in case someone else finds it helpful!! 🙂 I have nothing but gratitude for the other bloggers out there who have shared their great ideas and successes!

  6. Thank you for Earth Science posts – your activities are so interesting 🙂

  7. Thank you for Earth Science posts – your activities are so interesting 🙂

  8. thanks for sharing and helping me with some neat books!! xoxo

  9. thanks for sharing and helping me with some neat books!! xoxo

  10. Thanks for taking the time to list the books you used… so helpful and inspiring! Best Wishes, Jenni

  11. Thanks for taking the time to list the books you used… so helpful and inspiring! Best Wishes, Jenni

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