Mountain Formation

Here is how mountains are formed. Two tectonic plates move together very slowly and as they push together they are crumbled upwards and form a mountain. It happens over millions of years. Earths tallest Mountain is Mount Everest. Mount Everest is still growing because the two tectonic plates are still pushing together.

Here I am showing how this happens using A4 paper.



2 thoughts on “Mountain Formation

  1. You never cease to amaze me! Will the plates that are causing Mount Everest to grow stop pushing against each other one day? What will happen eventually? Hope to see you soon. Sandy. x


  2. That’s a really clever illustration. Thank you. I wonder how tall Everest will be eventually and how long it will take.


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