An introduction to Continents.

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    1-2 hours

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    A Little Messy

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Mix the flour and vegetable oil until a play dough consistency. Place the dough on the plate and create a land form(s).

The blue of the plate can represents water.

Question and Wonder:

  • Which continent is the United States part of?
  • What happens when continents bump into each other?
  • Do you think this happens a lot?


Imagine and Design:

  • What would an island look like if formed by a volcano?
  • What would be on your island.
  • How would you travel from continent to continent?


Test and Discuss:

Mountains are formed when two land masses collide. Make two land masses and crash them into each other.

  • What happened?
  • What does that tell you?


Did you know?

Learn more about continents and countries.

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