Continental Drift

Where warm waters halt??
This has cool visuals.

Reminds me of a moment in 2nd or 3rd grade—
After looking at a globe, I told a teacher that it looked like Africa fit into the coastline of North and South America. She told me that was ridiculous. I became a quiet kid.


North AmericaSouth AmericaAntarcticaEuropeAfrica AsiaOceania.

  • Continental Driftis the gradual movement of the 7 continents over time.
  • Plate Tectonics = Layers of the Earth’s crust that can move, float, break and cause continental drift, earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains and oceanic trenches.
  • Theory of Plate Tectonics = There once was a large land mass called Pangaea. After about 300 million years, it broke apart to become 7 separate continents.
  • Evidence = The continents fit together like a puzzle pieces. Fossils are the same in some areas, rock deposits, mountain chains.

7 Continents - Drifting Continents

Pangaea Evolution

Pangaea & Modern World

Continental Drift

Earth Crust

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