Plate Tectonics: Pangea to the Current State of the Continents

https://www.scotese.com/sfsanim.htm

The link above includes an animation of and description of the breakup of Pangea.  I especially like how the user has control over the animation and can manipulate it to better note the movement of the continents.  This animation also includes a nice, colorful representation that illustrates the varying ages of the sea floors; this specific inclusion can help to facilitate discussion among students about what happens to the sea floor along divergent plate boundaries.  I would use this animation as a tool to help students visualize how the continents drifted to their current positions over the past 200 million years and as a method of helping students better understand how new sea floors are created.

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