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How Do You Get Mountains?

At Northwoods, in the Elementary class, we learn to tell time.  We record the time carefully in our work journals and keep track of our work, learning to respect its value.  It is hard to comprehend the amount of time, however, that it has taken to make some of our mountains.  Read on to learn more!

At Northwoods, in the Elementary class, we learn to tell time. We record the time carefully in our work journals and keep track of our work, learning to respect its value. It is hard to comprehend the amount of time, though, that it has taken to make some of our mountains. Read on to learn more!

The Lesson on Formation of Mountains was at 9 am.

The Lesson on Formation of Mountains was at 9 am.

By 9:30, we were working with the materials used for the presentation ourselves, repeating the lesson and practicing the terminology.

By 9:30, we were working with the materials used for the presentation ourselves, repeating the lesson and practicing the terminology.

Besides those formed by volcanoes. . .

Besides those formed by volcanoes, or Volcanic Mountains. . .

. . .there are Fold Mountains, formed under much pressure. . .

. . .there are Fold Mountains, formed under much pressure. . .

. . .Block Mountains. . .

. . .Block Mountains. . .

. . .whose shifts can form a Horst. . .

. . .whose shifts can form a Rift Valley with a Horst. . .

. . .and there are combinations of factors, such as happens when uplifted layers shift. You may see something like this when you are driving on a road that has been cut through the mountains.

. . .and there are combinations of factors, such as happens when uplifted layers shift. Cracks that form perpendicular to the grain of the rock are called Faults. They can also form at an oblique angle. The rocks slip this way and that. You may see something like this when you are driving on a road that has been cut through the mountains.

We have a chart that illustrates the Formation of Mountains, too.

We have a chart that illustrates the Formation of Mountains, too.

It makes us wonder. . . how was Stone Mountain formed?

Do you know?

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2017-11-14T22:22:39+00:00By |Classroom Stories, Early Education|