Understanding how fold mountains are formed

This lesson is part of Mountain Environments, a Geography unit designed for students in upper KS2 (Y4-6).

First the presentation recaps the structure of the Earth and how its crust is split into tectonic plates. It then investigates the different ways tectonic plates can move and how two tectonic plates colliding can form fold mountains (e.g. the Himalayas).

The differentiated activity challenges students to work out which tectonic plates formed different fold mountain ranges around the world.

Easier – Students have to find one tectonic plate.
Medium – Students have to find two tectonic plates.
Harder – Students find the name of each mountain range and two tectonic plates.

Extension – Students complete a cloze procedure paragraph about fold mountains.

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