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Pangaea—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7170 

Price: $103.47

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The Pangaea Classroom Activity Kit for Earth science and geology provides an opportunity to explore the fascinating Pangaea theory, which entails the idea that all of the continents may have been joined in a single landmass.

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At some point in the distant past, all of the continents may have been joined together in a single landmass! Let students explore the fascinating theory of Pangaea, the supercontinent and the principles of plate tectonics using this durable, hands-on activity model. Students assemble the laminated Pangaea continental plates provided with the kit on the durable ocean “floor.” They then simulate how geological processes led to the separation of the plated over time and observe how the movements led to the modern placement of the continents. Visual, interactive nature of arranging and rearranging the model allows students to visualize how the powerful forces of plate tectonics continue to shape the Earth. Includes a detailed background section, reproducible student worksheets and valuable Teacher Notes.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Ocean base, blue, laminated, 11" x 14", 15
Pangaea continental plates workseet, 15

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
HS-ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth
HS-ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

HS-ESS1-5: Evaluate evidence of the past and current movements of continental and oceanic crust and the theory of plate tectonics to explain the ages of crustal rocks.
HS-ESS1-6: Apply scientific reasoning and evidence from ancient Earth materials, meteorites, and other planetary surfaces to construct an account of Earth’s formation and early history.
HS-ESS2-7: Construct an argument based on evidence about the simultaneous coevolution of Earth’s systems and life on Earth.
MS-ESS2-4: Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
MS-ESS2-3: Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.
MS-ESS2-1: Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.