BrainPOP

Mountains

Are you ready for a hike? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will give you an in-depth look at four major types of mountains here on Earth. You’ll discover real-world examples of these four types, and find out how pressure deep within in the earth’s crust can warp and crack the rock on the surface. You’ll learn about tectonic plates, the huge slabs of rock that form the surface of the earth, and how they form mountains when they pull apart, push together, or move upward. Finally, you’ll hear about the undersea mountain range that surrounds the entire earth, and learn how layers of molten magma can form volcanoes! Just don’t get too close!

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