Discovering Continental Drift
Discovering
Continental Drift
The first step in learning about Earth’s tectonic plates is understanding Alfred Wegener’s continental drift hypothesis.
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You will Learn:

  • Alfred Wegener’s continental drift hypothesis
  • about Earth’s dynamic surface and the theory of plate tectonics
  • how to examine evidence from fossils, rock types, fit of the continents, and climate
  • about Earth’s tectonic plates

Features Include:

  • photos, illustrations, and animations by Dennis Tasa and others
  • an intuitive navigation style: swipe or use arrows, drop-down menu, page thumbnails
  • info popups with additional detailed information and image credits
  • thought-provoking notebook questions relating to material found on the page that may be shared
  • an interactive, fictional planet activity
  • interactive quizzes that are scored and may be copied, printed, or shared
  • a fun puzzle of Pangaea 200 million years ago

Grade levels:

  • 7–13
System Requirements
iPad, iOS 10.3 or later
Standards
Correlates to Next Generation Science Standards for Earth Science:
  • ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth
  • ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems
  • ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
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