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Earth Science: Pangaea Fossil Puzzle

by Texas Instruments - Simulation Lesson


  • Students will analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils to provide evidence of continental drift.


  • continent
  • fossil
  • plates
  • plate tectonics
  • Pangaea

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students discover fossils at various locations on the earth’s continents. guided lesson video (optional) is also available for this activity. The video is targeted at students and designed to help guide them through the interactive exploration and the concepts covered within. (It may also be helpful for teachers who may be using the activity for the first time.) 

As a result, students will:

  • Understand how scientists use fossil evidence to support the theory of continental drift.
  • Determine past locations of continents.

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