Mountain Environments

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Mountain EnvironmentsThis is a collection of useful, Mountain Environments, resource links which will hopefully help with the study of mountains in any related classroom topic.

The Hamilton Trust – this site has a block of work on mountain environments designed for upper KS2:

This topic is an excellent introduction to the key aspects of physical Geography that children need to understand and describe in KS2. The children gain a thorough knowledge of the water cycle, coasts and rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, climate zones and biomes through applying the knowledge gained from their research in practical tasks such as model making, drama, artwork and dance.” (Hamilton Trust)

BBC Bitesize – provides 21 short video clips, all linked to mountains.

The Mountain Environment from Homework Help – this is a brilliant site that works through right from: what is a mountain, through the ranges, to climate, etc.

The School Run – has an easy to access set of facts and beautiful set of photographs in their mountain topic.  it also covers mountain habitats, the mountains of England, a video, a quiz and mountain vocabulary.

The Royal Geographic Society – provides a set of six KS2 teaching resources for Mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes.

Teacher’s Pet  – supplies a set of display resources for mountain environments available for teachers.

The Guardian Teacher Network – provides a KS2 Geography Mountains resource:

This geography resource is all about mountains. Mountains are larger than hills, usually more than 600 metres high. They can be found all over the world. Students must read the information and answer the accompanying study questions.” (The Guardian Teacher Network)

Mountain Environments