Explore Australia's mountain ranges with this 14-slide editable teaching presentation.
Exploring Australia’s Mountain Ranges
Australia is a flat country. The average elevation across the continent is just 330 metres, which is lower than any other country in the world.
Despite the lack of height of Australia’s mountains, the rocks that do exist are very interesting to geologists (scientists who study rocks). Some of the oldest and most unusual exposed rocks in the world can be found within Australia’s mountain ranges.
Australia is also home to many rock formations (which are not technically mountains). Some of these include Uluru, The Pinnacles and Bungle Bungle.
Ready-Made Lessons on Australia’s Mountain Ranges
Recognising the natural features of places is an important part of geographical understanding.
This teaching presentation has been designed to introduce students to mountain ranges as a natural feature of Australia’s landscape. It addresses the following content:
- an explanation of how mountains form
- an overview of Australia’s mountain ranges
- a list of the highest mountains in each state and territory
- a case study of the Great Dividing Range.
This PowerPoint presentation includes:
- informative slides
- links to resources
- whole class activities
- independent tasks.
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