Pick a mountain from the photo bank or draw another one you know of. Maybe even create an imaginary mountain. Make a fact file for it. Write about its elevation, its location, its animals and plants, its formation and its relationship to humans. You may need to do some research!
- Mountains are formed in various ways: vulcanism, tectonic uplift and glaciation.
- Vulcanism (volcanic activity) causes the build-up of volcanic rock from layers of cooling lava and ash.
- Tectonic uplift is where landmasses slowly collide together and push each other up.
- Glaciation is where the land is carved out by glaciers forming valleys and leaving mountains.