The Formation of Pangaea: The Making of a Supercontinent

Donald Blanchard, No institutional affiliation

This site explains the events during the Paleozoic era that led up to the formation of the Pangaea supercontinent in the Mesozoic era. The existence in the Paleozoic era of the supercontinent Gondwanaland, the continents Laurentia and Baltica, and smaller continental masses are explained as well as the later collisions which created mountains by folding of the Earth's crust, (orogenies) such as the Acadian, Appalachian, Urals, and Laramide orogenies.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Historical Geology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Focus on the Cretaceous: Magmatism, Tectonics, Paleogeography
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Biogeoscience, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Early Earth, Plate Tectonics