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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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Hints for uses in your library Challenge participants to crumple the paper in the shape of their favorite park or an area in their community. Can they recreate any nearby rivers or lakes on their paper?
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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.