Gondwana Supercontinent: Definition & Breakup


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The supercontinent that formed about 500 million years ago and contained most of the land mass in the Southern hemisphere was called _____.

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1. What is the scientific theory that explains why the continents move?

2. When did Pangaea break apart into the two supercontinents of Gondwana and Laurasia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the worksheet and quiz, you can see what you know about Gondwanaland and how it broke apart. Why continents move and when Pangaea broke apart are the types of topics you'll need to know for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz any time to assess your comprehension of:

  • Parts of Gondwana
  • The parts of Gondwana that broke apart last
  • The scientific theory that explains the movement of continents
  • Name for the supercontinent that formed 500 million years ago

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Gondwanaland
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the two continents that were the last parts of Gondwana to break up
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about supercontinents

Additional Learning

Review more about the Earth's history by using the lesson called Gondwana Supercontinent: Definition & Breakup. Some objectives you can complete include:

  • See how the surface of the Earth moves
  • Review the destruction of Gondwana
  • Figure out what evidence suggests Gondwana was real