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Copy of Fold and Fault Mountain's
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The most common mountains are Folded mountains and Faulted mountains. Fold Mountains Fault Mountains Fault- Break mountains are strata layers of rock and sand that are caused by compression(squeezing), extension(pulling), or shearing(tearing). It can form with a vertical movement called the dip-slip fault or the horizontal movement called the strike-slip fault. An example of the dip-slip fault would be the Sierra Nevada mountains in North America. Folded mountains are the most common mountains you can find today. These are formed when two plates such as tectonic plates collide and cause it to curve into various folds. This movement takes many years to form and never stops getting bigger. You can find folded mountains most in the Himalayan Mountains in Asia. Well they are enormous rocky landforms that measure up to 600 meters and higher. Mountains cover about a fifth of the earth's surface and are found on all of the continents, even under water. Many of the mountains reach the colder layers of the atmosphere and have less oxygen the higher up. By: Abishane, Namita,Genell and Trishana Mountains! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/foldmountain
www.chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk/homework/mountains.htm Books: Massive Mountains, by Terry Jennings
Habitats Mountains, by Robert Snedden
Life in the Mountains, by Catherine Bradley
Mountains, by Neil Morris
Mountains, by Neil Stronach
Mountains, by Donna Latham
Habitats Mountains, by David Cumming
Mountains, by Larry Dane Brimner Important vocabulary! Strata: Rock layers
Plate: A huge piece of the earth's crust
Fault: A crack in the earth's crust
Fold: A bend in a layer of rock caused by plate movements
Crust:The hard outer layer of the earth Some of the highest mountains are at the bottom of the sea.
The largest range of mountains are in the Atlantic Ocean.
The biggest mountain on earth is Mount Everest. (dimensions: 29,029 feet, 8,848 meters, above sea level)
There are more than 11,000,000 mountains in outer space.
Mount Olympus Mons is the biggest mountain in outer space!