Making a model of an mountain is an excellent way to understand the processes involved in the formation of mountains. We have collected some excellent examples of models of mountains to inspire you to think of your own model ideas and make your own model of a mountain. If you make a great mountain model, why not take a photo and share it with us!
Mountain models can be made from a variety of things, like plasticine in this picture.
Making models can be an excellent opportunity for collaborative working.
How do mountains affect the weather?
Asking pupils to make models is a creative way to learn more about mountains, and then asking pupils to speak to the rest of the class about their model is a good way to develop a pupil's speaking and listening skills.
One good task that you could make is models of the seven peaks - the highest mountains on each continent.
How different types of mountains are formed.
This professional model of Mount Fuji overs a novel way of making mountain models.
This mountain model from the Geoblox website shows what happens to landscapes when they meet the sea.
These professionally made models offer ideas for making your own models. You could make a mountain model of a particular mountain, like the Matterhorn, or a mountain range like these mountains in Alaska.
How about these wonderful cardboard models.
These models can be purchased from the Etsy website for very reasonable prices. The Matterhorn model is £2.23 and the Mount Fuji model is £7.59. Also available are a model of Uluru and a model of Mount St Helens. We like them so much that we have added them to our list of models worth sharing. Click on the image to take you to the website.
Please note - The 3D Geography website does not profit from this promotion.