Continental Drift 101

PDF versionPDF version
North American crustal plates and earthquake epicenters

ERN Item Type: 

  • Videos or Animations

Organization: 

National Geographic

Description: 

Plate tectonics have shufled the earth's landmasses around -- and continue to do so. What is continental drift? Anyone who's ever experienced an earthquake or seen a volcano knows that th ephrase "solid ground" doens't always apply. Over Earth's long history, the great landmasses have continually rearranged themselves, separating from one ancient land mass known as Pangea. Find out how the world came to look the way it does.

Publication Year: 

2016

Grade Level: 

Tags: 

Earth Science Big Ideas: 

Is this tagged to NGSS by the organization?: 

No

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts: 

NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas: 

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices: 

NGSS Performance Expectations: