How are mountains formed?

Mountains are formed when the Earth’s crust is pushed up in big folds or forced up or down in different shapes. However,not all the mountains are the same.Some of the main types of mountains are fold ,block ,dome and volcanic mountains because mountains are constantly eroded (to diminish or destroy) by the weather , they are jagged.

Block mountains

When  block mountains are formed, a big piece of land breaks off.This is caused when two of Earth’s tectonic plates pull or push together.Tectonic plates are broken pieces made of parts of Earths crust.These plates can move in different ways and move constantly.alot of block mountains are in the same continent.


Dome mountains

Dome mountains occur when fluid rock inside the Earth forces the surface above it upward. But it doesn’t break through the surface, because of the force it makes a dome  like shape.




A brilliant information page on mountains and how they are formed. Great use of subheadings and pictures.

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