Instructional Video

The Whole Saga of the Supercontinents

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See the world as it was—and also how it will be! A riveting video from a vast biology and earth science playlist takes viewers back in time to see how supercontinents formed, broke apart, and formed again. The resource includes a sneak peek at how paleogeologists think Earth will look in the future using current plate tectonics data.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Make the video part of a lesson plan about extinction events, plate tectonics, or climate change
  • Follow up with an interactive lesson about Alfred Wegener and his theory of how crustal plates interact
Classroom Considerations
  • Consider pausing as the video progresses to give pupils a chance to process the information or take notes
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
Pros
  • The video pulls earth science and biology together to give viewers a big picture of ancient Earth
  • Explains all of the events discussed in the resource clearly using grade-appropriate terminology
Cons
  • None
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