Mountains are large steep hills found all over the world, but even ones in hot countries have cold climates at their highest altitudes. The tops of the highest mountains are dangerous environments for a human. The temperature is bitterly cold and there is very little oxygen in the air. The adjective 'montane' is used to describe mountainous areas and things associated with them. Did you know that the highest known mountain in the Solar System is on the planet Mars? It is over twice the height of Mount Everest!
Things you could do –
- Watch the video clip to learn about world mountains. Read the information and test your knowledge https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/z4g3qp3
- Draw and label the world’s mountain ranges on a map.
- Find out some fascinating facts about mountains – what is the highest mountain in the world? How tall is it? Where do people live on mountains? Why do they live there? Who is a world famous mountain climber?
- Find out what different parts of a mountain are called – complete the mountain labelling sheet.
- Look at the how mountains are made presentation https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp2-g-039-planit-geography-year-5-magnificent-mountains-lesson-4-how-mountains-are-made-lesson and then have a go at making some following the activity sheets.
- Find out about mountain climates. Use one of the mountain weather sheets and research the weather forecast for a place in your given mountain range.
- Have a go at the mountain quiz https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/geography/mountains/ how many questions can you get right?