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Rocks, Pangea and Continental Drift

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image credit: eatrio.net

 

We’re studying the geology of our beautiful planet these days, learning about Earth’s Crust, Mantle, Inner Core and Outer Core. We are also learning about the three main types of rocks; Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic.

So far, we have identified Igneous rocks in out kitchens, Sedimentary on our house walls and Metamorphic on our roofs!

Our continents have changed dramatically over the billions of years, so much so that Ireland used to be down near to were Spain currently is.

Bet there weren’t hailstones in April then!!!

All of our continents were squashed together into one super continent called Pangea.

Here’s a handy video showing continental drift. Keep an eye out for Ireland, also, watch out for India which does some serious moving!

 

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