File:Pangaea continents.svg
File:Pangaea continents.svg

This shows how the world started as Pangea and broke up.

Originally all of the continents were connected, but as the plates (learn about the plates on the Plate Tectonices page) moved the contentens drifted apart.

In the picture above you can see the where the different continents are when the were connected as on super continent, Pangea.

Also in the video above you can see how the plates shifted to move the conitnents to where they are today.

Alfred Wegener first proposesed Continental Drift. This Suggests that 200 million years ago there existed one large supercontinent which he called Pangea.

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