Continental Drift Teacher Resources
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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 33 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 15 Views 12 Downloads
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 11 Views 12 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 72 Views 254 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 13 Views 131 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 82 Views 190 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 11 Views 52 Downloads
Bellwork for Week 8-Continental Drift and Fossils
In this continental drift and fossils worksheet, 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 25 Views 148 Downloads
Earth: A Unique Planet
An entire unit's worksheets are included here in this earth science packet, with multiple learning styles addressed! Although the text isn't included, 6 reading guides are outlined with reading requirements indicated. Learners complete a model of earth's layers and take notes using fill-in-the-blank guides.
7th - 8th Science 107 Views 852 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 32 Views 142 Downloads
Forces of Nature: Ring of Fire
Third graders will research the Ring of Fire and be able to share their findings with their partner. They will also demonstrate volcanic eruptions using a baking soda and vinegar volcano model. Then they will discover how continental drifting takes place.
3rd Science 28 Views 87 Downloads
Worksheet: The Movement of Tectonic Plates
A colorful wedge of Earth, map of tectonic plates, and numbered facts about Earth structure fill the first two pages of this resource. After reading and absorbing the information, geologists get into groups and make clay models to demonstrate faulting and folding of Earth's crust.
6th - 9th Science 255 Views 503 Downloads