Continental Drift Teacher Resources
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Playdough has reached a new level. This clay-motion video demonstrates continental drift, faults, volcanoes, and mountain formation. If you don't show this clip perhaps you could employ the concept and have your class make an amazing video like this one.
1 min 5th - 8th Science 13 Views 9 Downloads
Plate Tectonics Study Guide
In this plate tectonics worksheet, students answer questions about plate tectonics including topics such as the lithosphere, the asthenosphere, rising and sinking convection currents, continental drift and the types of boundaries.
7th - 10th Science 68 Views 178 Downloads
Alfred Wegener: Father of Pangea
Eighth graders explore the story of Alfred Wegener and the Continental Drift. They view a PowerPoint presentation and complete a hypothesis proof template. They use an Inspiration template to complete the facts that support the hypothesis.
8th Science 9 Views 50 Downloads
Alfred Wegener: Father of Pangea
Eighth graders study Wegener's Theory of Continental Drift. In this Earth Science lesson plan, 8th graders will watch a PowerPoint and fill in answers to questions on their computers using the Inspiration program over Wegener and continental drift.
8th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Bellwork for Week 8-Continental Drift and Fossils
In this continental drift and fossils instructional activity, students complete a puzzle of the continents and they answer questions about fossils, the layers of the earth's crust, Wegener's continental drift theory and the major plates.
7th - 9th Science 20 Views 140 Downloads
The Pangaea Pop-up
Clever! The amazing animation for this video on continental drift is made up of the pages of a sophisticated pop-up book, The Moving Earth. As the pages turn, your earth scientists will discover the tectonic plates of the lithosphere and the molten material of the asthenosphere.
5th - 12th Science 28 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learners piece together the continents based on shape and fossil evidence. For this plate tectonics lesson, students explore the concept of Pangaea by putting continents together based on their shape and fossil evidence. They discuss continental drift theory and answer questions.
6th - 8th Science 12 Views 136 Downloads
New Review Plate Tectonics
A great reference to include in the classroom and on your class website, the presentation covers the following topics: Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift, Pangea, layers of the earth and their properties, convection, plate tectonics, oceanic and continental crust, plate boundaries and interactions, and hot spots.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 6 Downloads
The Great Continental Drift Mystery
Students stud the concept of Pangaea by using Wegener's clues to construct a map of the continents joined together. They determine how fossil distribution can be used to enhance the study of continental drift. They locate the following and mark them on a world outline map; Urals, Alps, Iceland, San Andreas fault, Andes mountains, volcanoes in Italy.
6th - 8th Science 27 Views 139 Downloads
Be sure to come prepared to discuss the theory of Pangaea and the two super-continents, Laurasia and Gondwanaland. Collaborative learners look for fossil evidence that supports the theory that one super-continent divided into two. They map the locations of four different fossils and cut out the continent shapes in order to piece them together as Gondwanaland.
6th - 8th Science 11 Views 127 Downloads
There is one page of teacher preparation and notes on this PowerPoint. The remaining 27 slides are designed to reinforce student knowledge of plate tectonics. The last slide has 10 questions that can be posed to the class. This is a fabulous PowerPoint with all of the details needed to review a complete unit.
7th Science 69 Views 251 Downloads
Students watch a video about plate tectonics. in this Earth Science lesson, students watch a video clip from Bill Nye about Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics. They make a slight crack in a hard boiled egg and manipulate the egg to show divergent, convergent, and transform plate boundaries.
7th - 8th Science 27 Views 128 Downloads
Students reinforce their knowledge of plate tectonics from what they have already learned on the subject. In this science lesson, students watch a small clip from the movie "Ice Age" which engages the students to participate throughout the lesson.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 36 Downloads