Supercontinents and Landforms Warm Up 1/31
1. What are the 3 types of plate boundaries?
2. Which layer/sphere of the Earth are the plates made of?
3. Which layer/sphere contributes to the movement of the plates?
• Continental Drift is a theory proposed by the German scientist, Alfred Wegener in 1912
The single ocean surrounding Pangaea is called Panthalassa Continental Drift
Wegener’s theory was not accepted until the late 50’s after his death Pangaea
Pangaea formed roughly 270 million years ago
It split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland roughly 200 million years ago Evidence for Continental Drift
1) The shape of the continents fit together like a puzzle Evidence for Continental Drift
These are spread so far apart that there is no way the organisms could have crossed the oceans Evidence for Continental Drift
4) Rock Composition- Wegener also found that there were matching rock formations on the continents
Again, these were very unlikely to occurred separately Landforms of Earth
Landforms are the natural features and shapes that exist on Earth Landform Hunt
Travel around the room and locate the definitions for the landforms of Earth.
Fill in your landform chart by writing the definition in the box next to the picture.
Hang on to this so you can study from it!! Your World Project
This will be a project that runs through multiple units so you need to hang on to it!
You will receive a grade for each section of this project.
This is probably the largest project of the year so take it seriously! Your World Project - Beginning For the first section:
• Start by drawing your own supercontinent (like Pangaea) and giving it a name
• Be sure to label all of the landforms and assign them names (such as Ascavaris Ocean, Pintapu Peninsula, Gulf of Saberi, etc.)
• You can also add forests, deserts, lakes, rivers, etc…
• You must have at least 20 named landforms!
• If you finish early, you can start to think about what type of lifeforms inhabit your planet?