Obtain copies of the Pangaea cutouts. (Download in word document format) Cut out the continents and color each continent a different color or pattern. Neatly label each continent so that it will be readable when displayed from a distance.
Using the idea of a jigsaw puzzle piece the parts together into one landmass to best represent what Pangaea might have looked like 190 million years ago. Remember that the continents have been sliding apart or together over many millions of years. When you are satisfied with their arrangement, you should neatly glue your arrangement onto a piece of construction paper. Provide an artistic title across the top of your paper that states “Pangaea”. This should also be readable from a distance.
Do some research to compile information about Pangaea and Alfred Wegener, the originator of the theory of continental drift. On your typed information sheet you should include the following:
Yes, spelling and grammar do count on your typed information grade. Be sure to spell check and have someone proof read it before you print and mount your information.
Mount this information sheet onto another sheet of construction paper and then attach it to the bottom of your Pangea map creation. Be ready to display your project.
(Downloadable Word Document format of instructions)
(Project Rubric Grade Sheet - Downloadable Word Document)
This page of Pangaea illustrations was copied from the University of California, Irvine
California Science Implementation Network - UCI/CSIN 1989 May be reproduced without alteration for non-profit educational uses only.
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