Earth to Blorb: Mountains!

What Is This Video?

Tune in as Plum tells her friends on Blorb all about mountains and why they change from the bottom to the top!

Conversation Starters

  • If you were dropped onto a mountain, how would you know if you were at the bottom, middle, or top?At the bottom of a mountain, there's plenty of water and warmth so you'll see lots of plants and animals. In the middle, there's less water and less heat so it supports fewer plants, and therefore, fewer animals. The trees in the middle are usually shorter than trees at the bottom, because of the often windy conditions and cooler temperatures. The top is the coldest and driest. Here, you would see very few, if any, plants and animals.
  • Which part of a mountain would you most like to explore? Why?

Explore Some More

Mountains around the World

Make wall-sized maps of mountain ranges around the world using poster paper, crayons, and markers. Use online resources or maps and atlases to draw a large outline of a region of the world. Then color in the mountain ranges in that region, labeling them with the country or countries they are located in. Label other physical features (deserts, oceans, the equator) that are near the mountains. Is there any pattern to the kinds of ecosystems found near the mountains? How far away is the nearest mountain range? How high is its highest peak? Which mountain range is the farthest north? South?

Earth to Blorb: My Neighborhood!

Create a message to Plum telling her all about your world. Write, draw, use photographs, or build props with craft supplies to show Plum what your neighborhood looks like, what kinds of plants and animals live there, what the climate is like throughout the year, and where the animals in your neighborhood make their homes. Be sure to tell Plum about one or two things that make your world awesome!

Curriculum Topic

ecosystems, biodiversity, weather and climate, adaptation

Activity Type