Watch how land masses on the Earth evolved over hundreds of millions of years, and see what it might look like in the future.
This video shows the causes for moving landmasses. It also briefly mentions how the continental drift has affected the location of fossils and rocks.
Explains how Alfred Wegener developed the Continental Drift Theory.
Learn about how the Earth's continents have changed throughout history and the different hypotheses about continental drift.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Continental Drift.
To activate prior knowledge, make personal connections, reflect on key concepts, encourage critical thinking, and assess student knowledge on the topic prior to reading using a Quickwrite.
To define and analyze the processes of a concept and build a step-by-step process using a Flow Chart.
Summarize the main idea of a reading, create visual aids, and come up with new questions using a Four Square Concept Matrix.
Alfred Wegener collected a tremendous amount of data that continents could move. But not very many scientists believed him.
When North and South America joined at Panama, animals that had been separated for millions of years were in contact. North American mammals, which gave live birth, outcompeted the South American marsupials.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Continental Drift. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.
A timeline and an interactive simulation that shows how Earth's land masses got to where they are now.