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Making mountains!

This week in Year 5 we have been looking at South America.

We have explored the physical features of Brazil, used directional language and discovered how mountains and volcanoes are formed.

Take a look at our experiment on tectonic plates, we discovered that when two plate going in the opposite direction to each other collide it make s a lot of earthquakes, this is called transform boundaries.

We took our experiment a little further, exploring divergent plate boundaries. This is when two plate are moving slowly apart to create a chasm where magma rises then cools to form a new crust, and finally the big one!

We caused destruction and made mountains. Convergent plate boundaries collided and caused the construction of some amazing mountains!


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