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 30 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Eighth graders explore with Microsoft Paint to reconstruct the continent known as Pangaea. They highlight and outline the various "modern-day" continents. They complete exit slips to synthesize the information, skills, and processes they used during the lesson.
8th Science 3 Views 14 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 12 Views 129 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 28 Views 139 Downloads
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 4 Views 17 Downloads
Pangaea Puzzle: Exploring the Tectonic Forces That Shape the Earth
Sixth graders follow in the footsteps of early scientists as they put the pieces of Pangaea back together and discovered the forces that create the variety of landforms and sea-floor features of our Earth.
6th Science 17 Views 195 Downloads
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 8 Views 10 Downloads
Scientists Discover Giant Frog Fossil
Young scholars 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 11 Views 141 Downloads
Forces That Shape the Earth: Plate Movement
In this tectonic plate worksheet, students learn about the movement of the plates that make up the earth's crust. They read about the Theory of Pangaea, lithosphere, divergence, convergence, and plate transformation. Students then answer 10 questions using the information they just learned.
6th - 9th Science 92 Views 580 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 215 Views 481 Downloads
The Cracked Crust
Young scholars create models of the Earth's tectonic plates to show how the crust has moved apart from the ancient super-continent of Pangaea. They also make a model of ocean floor spreading to relate the newly formed crust to the plate movements.
5th - 7th Science 5 Views 104 Downloads
The Rifting of Pangaea and the Gettysburg Battlefield
Eleventh graders analyze and interpret an animated model of Earth’s rifting processes. In this Earth Science lesson, 11th graders connect Earth’s rifting processes with the Earth’s surface in the Gettysburg battlefield. Students apply the heat engine model of the Earth to the continental rifting that occurred in the Gettysburg area millions of years ago.
11th Science 3 Views 0 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 7 Views 7 Downloads
Geologic History of Long Island Sound
In this geologic history of Long Island Sound learning exercise, 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 5 Views 36 Downloads