Olympic national Park

By Lucas and hailey

About Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington. In the Northwest part of the United States. One of the landforms you will see is Rialto Beach another landform is Mount Olympus.

Mount Olympus is about 8,000 feet tall. At Rialto beach there are tide pools with pink algae. In the winter there is a lot of snow. Sedimentary rock formed in the Pacific Ocean. Lava came out of the ocean and started to form the Olympic Mountains. Tectonic plates collided forming the Olympic Mountains. Glaciers carved the strait of Juan de fuca, Hood Canal and Puget Sound. Interesting facts: some trees are more than 200 years old, Mount Olympus was named by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1909.

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About Olympic by Lucas and Hailey by Deerfield School

How the Olympic Mountains Were Formed

Mountains can be formed by the tectonic plates that the surface of the Earth is divided into. These plates move slowly and rub against each other or collide. As they press against each other the rocks are pushed and folded upward. This action formed the Olympic Mountains. Some of these rocks are sedimentary rocks that were formed from hardened layers of sand. Some of these rocks are igneous rock that was formed from lava.

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Formation by Lucas & Hailey by Deerfield School