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Exploring Earth: Paper Mountains

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This hands-on activity uses crumpled paper, marker ink, and water to demonstrate how the shape of the land and the pull of gravity influence how water moves over the Earth.

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Exploring Earth: Paper Mountains

Exploring Earth: Paper Mountains

This hands-on activity uses crumpled paper, marker ink, and water to demonstrate how the shape of the land and the pull of gravity influence how water moves over the Earth.