Laurasia Supercontinent: Definition & History


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_____ was the most recent super continent that contained almost all of the Earth's landmass.

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1. Which is a true statement about the formation of Laurasia?

2. When did Laurasia break off from Pangaea to form a new continent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo quickly tests your knowledge of Laurasia. See if you can explain the history and geological causes of this large continent's creation and breakup.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet set to make sure you know about:

  • The formation of Laurasia
  • Modern day continents that were and were not part of Laurasia
  • The most recent supercontinent on Earth

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how Laurasia was formed
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when Laurasia split off from the supercontinent
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when different continents split off from Laurasia

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this geological topic by reading or watching the lesson titled Laurasia Supercontinent: Definition & History. New information covered includes:

  • The ocean separating the newly split northern and southern parts of the supercontinent
  • Plate tectonics
  • Climatic conditions when this continent existed