A couple of weeks ago, Miss Fraser tried to trick us and told us that all of the continents in the world were formed by one man digging a lot of big holes and filling them with water. She said that even though the land was once connected, it is now separated by water because of this man digging holes.
We knew Miss Fraser wasn’t right. But could we prove her wrong? How?
We had a couple of sessions to research and then share our learning with the class. We found out that;
- Earth is a rock planet
- There was something called a “continental drift”
- There was once a large land mass called Pangea – also known as the “supercontinent”
- As magma below the Earth’s crust moves and circulates, it causes the shift of tectonic plates. As the plates move, so too do the continents on top of the plates
- Pangea began forming about 300 million years ago, was fully together by 270 million years ago and began to separate around 200 million years ago
**Miss Fraser is extremely proud of our researching skills and finding information all by ourselves (with the help of our partners and other class members.)**
We can’t wait to do another SOLE activity!