2 Continents CollideEventually when plates move together the continental crust collidesIt also pushes and folds the rocks into high mountainsThe Himalayas rise to 8848m and are still growing today
3 6.3 Notes Fold – the shape of the land or the bending of rock layers due to stress (can form mountains)3 types of folds:Syncline – a fold that is curved downAnticline – a fold that is curved upMonocline – a fold that has bothends that are horizontal
5 How and where are mountains created? Mountains are created where two tectonic plates collide. When they collide the plates fold. Sometimes they fold too much and cause the plates to break (fault).
6 6.3 Notes Fault – a break in the Earth’s crust due to stress 3 types of faults:Normal fault – a fault where two plates spread apartThe hanging wall goes down and the footwall goes upReverse fault – a fault where the two plates crash into each otherThe hanging wall goes up and the footwall goes downStrike-slip fault – a fault where two plates slide past each other