Education Technology

Pangaea Continent Puzzle

Published on 01/07/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will move the continents from their present day locations on the earth’s surface to their location in the supercontinent Pangaea.

Objectives

  • Students will predict the locations of the continents in the ancient supercontinent Pangaea based on coastlines and various lines of evidence.

Vocabulary

  • fossil
  • continent
  • plates
  • plate tectonics
  • Pangaea
  • theory
  • evidence

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will move the continents from their present day locations on the earth’s surface to their location in the supercontinent Pangaea. 

As a result, students will:

  • Understand how scientists use evidence to formulate theories
  • Determine past locations of the continents.

This activity was created using Lua. Learn more about Lua in TI-Nspire here.