American Museum of Natural History
1. Describe the plate motions along the Himalayan Mountains. Do you think these mountains are getting larger, smaller, or staying the same? Explain your answer.
2. Given Earth’s history, do you think there will ever be another supercontinent like Pangea? Explain your answer.
3. Write a caption for this map.
4. Provide two kinds of evidence that support the theory of plate tectonics.
5. Explain how scientists are using seismic data to learn about the geologic activity and Earth’s interior under Yellowstone National Park. (Hint: Describe how the speed of seismic waves relates to temperature in the mantle.)
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- how the mountains formed different types ?(2 votes)
- It depends on the force on which plates converge together and cause uplift. Some mountains have been eroded over so they look rounder at the top than new mountains like the Himalayas. Some mountains are formed by by dormant volcanoes or extinct ones. If the lava was thick when it was active the mountain can become a dome or chubby mountain. It cooled quickly the volcano can be steep.(1 vote)
- Why do they both look the same but in different locations.(0 votes)