Where Do Mountains Come From?

Mount Everest and the Appalachian Mountains are just two features that formed from converging plates. Watch a video that explains and models this phenomenon.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research the major converging plates on Earth and where they are located
  • Preview the video and create a worksheet that learners complete as they watch
  • Use as an introduction to converging plate boundaries in a plate tectonics unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Best suited for an elementary science classroom
  • Resource is the 11th video in a series of 26
Pros

  • Speaker is very enthusiastic
  • Offers models and images that help viewers better understand the concept under study
Cons

  • Very similar to another video in the series
Common Core

NGSS