Why is Mount Everest so tall?

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Link to Resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy9GFAOGGXU&t=6s
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:TED-Ed
Publication Date:2016
Summary:At 8,850 meters above sea level, Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, has the highest altitude on the planet. But how did this towering formation get so tall? Michele Koppe peers deep into our planet's crust, where continental plates collede, to find the answer.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:4-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-3; MS-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-2; MS-ESS2-3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; earth; earth science; elementary school; geology; geoscience; high school; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; middle school; mountain; nepal; plate tectonics; video
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