Pangaea 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 CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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
Scientists Discover Giant Frog Fossil
Students examine a world map and read a news article about the discovery of a giant frog fossil. In this earth science and current event lesson, the teacher introduces an article with a discussion about continental drift and a vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a discussion about Pangaea.
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History
The images and diagrams included in this presentation really support the lecture well. Viewers should find the explanations of evidence for continent plate separation over time to be very clear. This superb lesson stands on its own but would support any Pangaea topic.
6 mins 7th - 8th Science
The Great Continental Drift Mystery
Pupils 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
Ecology And the Conservation of Natural Resources
Students study Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift and how the continents were connected in one large land mass called Pangaea. They examine plate tectonics and the theory that the earth's surface is composed of large moving plates.
3rd - 5th Science
Get the Drift?
The anticipatory set is clever: give groups five minutes to work on the puzzle and then discuss what strategies they used to match the few that connected. This introduces middle schoolers to the concept of continental drift. A portion of the lesson plan revolves around a video that is no longer produced, but the remainder of it is useful.
6th - 9th Science
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.
Tell Me Why: Pangaea
Pangaea was a super continent that broke apart and formed the face of the earth as we know it today. So how did this happen? This clip briefly explains how heat and plate tectonics shifted the crust of the earth. A good clip if your looking for something quick, but an ad for the website appears at the end of the video.
2 mins 6th - 8th Science
Geologic History of Long Island Sound
In this geologic history of Long Island Sound activity, students read about how the Long Island sound was formed through rivers and glaciers advancing and retreating. Students answer 5 questions about the reading and the formation of the Long Island Sound.
7th - 10th Science