Monday, 14 November 2016

The opening of the Atlantic Ocean

'Continental split - the opening of the Atlantic Ocean; modelling how the continents moved, from Pangaea to today'  This ELI is a scissors and paper activity modelling the relative positions and movements of the continents as the ocean floor spreads either side of an oceanic ridge.

This activity could be used in any science or geography lesson about sea floor spreading and Wegener’s concept of continental drift. A video clip accompanies the activity.
Many more activities about plate tectonics and continental drift can be found on our website.

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