Continental Drift 101 | National Geographic

Published on September 20, 2022 by
In this lesson, students will get to know how plate tectonics has shaped and will shape our Earth’s landscape. Let’s backtrack that a little bit. Millions of years ago, all the continents were merged in a single huge continent, also known as the Pangaea. However, over the course of time, the Pangaea split up because of the magma churning underneath and so shaped the landscape we know today. Is this landscape permanent? The answer is no. The continents will shift and may get together – but this will take a long time. 

This video satisfies the 4-ESS2-2 requirement of fourth-grade science proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can: 4-ESS2-2. Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.

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