Make sure to stay safe and come back home for dinner
I'm doing great thanks for asking kids
Hey Mr.Mountain! How are you today?
Woah what's going on? Why is the earth shaking
Mr.Mountain do you know what's going on?
Sorry guys I think I know whats going on
One Saturday morning Claire and Ben decided to walk by the beach to enjoy the nice weather. Their mother reminded them to come home early enough for dinner.
Underneath me the earth is not whole. It's broken up into several pieces that are closely put together, we call them plates. These plates are constantly moving and bumping into each other
Not long after leaving their home they have spotted their friend Mr.Mountain. They decided to stop by and say hello since they had some spare time.
The center of the earth is really hot and causes these plates to move. Eventually, these plates crash, slide and separate from each other creating earthquakes, islands,mountains, and volcanoes like me.
Wait so all this time you were a volcano
As they begin to catch up with one another the earth around them begins to rumble. Both Claire and Ben are confused as to how the ground is shaking. Mr.mountain surprisingly knows the answer but has to reveal a secret as to why.
The magma rises up and shoots through a crater like me creating an eruption and volcano.
Mr.Mountain begins to explain the reasoning as to why the earth is shaking. He talks about the plates on the earth and how they are constantly moving.
There are 2 different types of plates that depend on what's on top of it: continental and oceanic plates
Mr.Mountain then explains why these plates move and how they form landforms that are known as mountains and volcanoes. Magma is formed by two kinds of plates that crash into each other.
When a certain kind of plate known as an oceanic plate crashes into a continental plate the oceanic plate is pushed downwards because it's thinner. Eventually, it reaches the hot part of the earth and melts into something called magma.
When revealing that magma rises up from the earth and through crater like Mr.mountain his true identity is revealed. Claire and Ben are schocked to realize that Mr.Mountain is actually a volcano.