- Pick and research any 2 of the below pieces of evidence that support the theory that the continents were once connected as the super-continent "Pangaea". You may use the provided links, textbooks, and video below.
- Complete a graphic organizer for each piece of evidence.
Evidence of Pangaea
3. Glacial Deposits
Additional research sites:
Use the evidence provided to recreate Pangaea.
If you have trouble, refer to the following sites for guidance:
Complete the activity, "Plate Boundaries".
1. How many tectonic plates are there?
2. How are continental and oceanic crust different?
3. What is a "boundary"?
4. What is a convergent boundary?
5. What is one example of a convergent boundary?
6. What is a divergent boundary?
7. What is one example of a divergent boundary?
8. What is a transform boundary?
9. What is one example of a transform boundary?
Read, "Slip, Slide, and Collide".
1. How does the density of an oceanic plate compare to the density of a continental plate?
2. Roll your mouse over the graphic to define the following terms: subduction zone, lithosphere, asthenosphere, magma, trench, volcano, volcanic arc
3. What causes Earthquakes and tsunamis?
4. What is created when two continental plates collide?
5. What is a rift? **watch the animation on the formation of a rift**
Bonus 1: Try the "Plate & Boundaries Challenge".
Bonus 2: Try the "Plate Interactions Challenge".