Mountain Building LAB
Draw a picture of the model BEFORE and AFTER the mountain building process.
Review and Reflect
1. Why are models useful in scientific inquiry?
2. What are some problems associated with the use of models?
3. What types of plate boundaries are found in or along the continental United States?
4. Why are folded mountain ranges found where plates converge? Why are folded mountains
uncommon where plates move apart?
5. The Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States are made up of folded rocks. Do you think
that his suggests that this region was once the front edge of colliding plates, spreading plates, or sliding
plates? Explain your reasoning.
6. Would you expect volcanoes to form where plates slide past one another? Would you expect
earthquakes? Explain your answer.