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154 reviewed resources for continental drift

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Continental Drift

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Bellwork for Week 8-Continental Drift and Fossils

For Students 7th - 9th
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.
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The Pangaea Pop-up

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
The amazing animation for a video on continental drift is comprised of the pages of a sophisticated pop-up book, The Moving Earth. As the pages turn, your earth scientists discover the tectonic plates of the lithosphere and the molten...
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Continental Drift Lab

For Students 8th - 10th
In this continental drift activity, students cut out the continents and paste them together to make Pangaea. They answer ten questions about continental drift and the results of the continents moving.
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Continental Movement Over the Past 200 Million Years

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Go for a ride on the continental drift. A video animation shows the movement of land over a period of 200 million years. The lesson instructor explains the shift during the animation and gives pupils a unique viewing perspective to...
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Continental Drift

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Get the Drift?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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...
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Bellwork for Week 9-Earthquakes and Continental Drift

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earthquake and continental drift instructional activity, students answer five questions about continental drift, seismic waves and earthquake safety.
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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Holmes' Model of Convection

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Convection currents do more than just bake a cake. A quick lesson demonstrates the convection currents of the earth and how they contribute to continental drift. An animation illustrates the movement of the currents and demonstrates how...
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Daly's Model of Subduction

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The subduction model: helping learners understand how continental drift is possible. An animation demonstration illustrates the process of subduction through an analysis of the earth's layers. The instructor narrates the process as the...
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Plate Tectonics Day 3 Sea Floor Spreading: Evidence for Continental Drift

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to Sea Floor Spreading and how it provides evidence for Hess's and Deitz's theory of Continental Drift. They use paleomagnetic data to calculate the rate of Sea Floor Spreading.
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Plate Tectonics Study Guide

For Students 7th - 10th
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.
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Before Pangaea, Rodinia

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Pangaea and Rodinia instructional activity, students complete 16 sentences about Wegener's theory of continental drift, the meaning of Pangaea, and why people rejected the theory of continental drift.
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Plate Tectonics-Notes

For Students 7th - 9th
In this plate tectonics worksheet, students complete a sheet of notes about the layer's of the Earth, plate tectonics, continental drift and sea floor spreading.
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Plate Tectonics Vocabulary

For Students 7th - 9th
In this plate tectonics worksheet, learners match 9 terms with their definitions. Topics include the types of boundaries, the layers of the Earth's crust, plate tectonics and continental drift.
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Plate Tectonics Review

For Students 8th - 10th
In this plate tectonics learning exercise, learners review concepts such as the types of plate boundaries, the concept of continental drift, sea-floor spreading, earthquakes, and plate tectonics. They match 30 terms with their definitions.
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The Curious Case of Mesosaurus

For Teachers 8th - 10th
In this Mesosaurus worksheet, young scholars read 2 short paragraphs about the distribution of the fossils found of this ancient reptile. Students answer 5 questions about Wegener's Theory of continental drift and how it possibly relates...
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All About Continental Drift

For Students 5th - 10th
In this earth science worksheet, students identify and locate vocabulary terms related to continental drift and geography. There are 54 words located in the puzzle.
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Continental Drift Lab-Wegener's Evidence

For Students 7th
In this continental drift worksheet, 7th graders answer 7 questions about Wegener's theory of continental drift. They use a diagram of the Earth's continents that show plate tectonics.
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How Do We Know Plate Tectonics Is Real?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Continents are on the move! An engaging lesson explains the acceptance of the idea of continental drift. The narrator of the It's Okay to Be Smart "Earth Science Videos!" installment considers the convincing evidence of the concept. 
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Ecosystem Change

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Climate change has happened throughout the history of the planet, and the video uses examples from continental drift to modern airplanes as measurable examples. It begins with how climate change will impact systems on the planet. Then it...
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Develop a Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Alfred Wegener was a meteorologist who was the first to drill ice cores from a moving glacier, the first to study polar air circulation, and is best known for proposing continental drift. Scholars use the same evidence that Wegener had...
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Plate Tectonics

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get a detailed look at plate tectonics with a 14-slide presentation that highlights the Earth's layers, continental drift, seafloor spreading, the theory of plate tectonics, and boundary types. Each slide provides thorough explanations,...

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