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Mountains Are Formed by Plate Collision

Run Time: 00:01:49

This animation illustrates the collision of continental plates, creating heat and pressure that bend and break rock to create mountain ranges. Featured Scientist: Keith Klepeis, Ph.D.


NSES Standard

Grades 5-8 Standard D. Crustal plates constantly move in response to the movements of the mantle.

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