Theory of Tectonic Plates Lesson for Kids


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Which layer of the earth is in the very center?

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1. What is the name of the supercontinent that scientists believe existed millions of years ago?

2. How do scientists support the theory that the earth once had one supercontinent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you several questions about the theory of tectonic plates. You'll be asked to identify the Earth's center layer and answer questions about the supercontinent that existed millions of years ago.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Name the center layer of the Earth
  • Identify the supercontinent that existed millions of years ago
  • Understand how scientists support the theory of a huge supercontinent
  • Know what lets the Earth's plates move
  • Remember the theory that says that the Earth has many moving plates

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - remember what you know about the supercontinent that scientists think existed millions of years ago
  • Reading comprehension - take away important information from the related lesson on the tectonic plate theory
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the Earth to name its center layer

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this theory, read the lesson called Theory of Tectonic Plates Lesson for Kids. The lesson helps you:

  • Learn what the Earth is made of
  • Understand what the Earth's plates do
  • Know why the Earth is like a puzzle