Mountains Reflective Journal
Where do mountains come from? This was the question we had to answer before the lesson began. I wrote in my journal that mountains from by plate tectonics. When the earth’s surface rupture it takes years and years for it to build the mountains that high, but plate tectonics are the reason. Some mountains have always just been there or have just appeared. When I first responded with plate tectonics I was not entirely sure how it worked. At the time I just kept thinking of two plates converging and building a mountain. As I started to think about Mount Everest and the Appalachian Mountains I realized some mountains have just been there and nothing really ruptured for them to happen.
Mountains are formed as a result of Earth’s plate tectonics converging together. As the plates converge it moves the plates up into the air, causing the mountains to form. A man named Alfred Wegener was the first person to propose continental drift theory, this theory stated that all the continents were once all together Pangaea and eventually continents drifted from their original place. There are three types of convergent plate boundaries: when two oceanic plates collide, an oceanic-continental collision, a continental-continental collision. The collision that makes high mountains is the continental-continental collision.
One activity we did in class was with a boiled egg. We cut around the center of the boiled eggs. Then we pushed the two halves closer together and jotted down what happened. We did...