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How Does Earth Impact Other Systems?


When you look at a globe, you see continents surrounded by oceans. As you observe the globe at the right, notice the continents of South America and Africa look like puzzle pieces.

Why are these two continents’ edges so similar? Why do the shapes look like they belong together? Could it be the continents are part of a big puzzle and can be moved around like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle?

This unit is designed to help you understand why continent shapes appear like puzzle pieces. In addition you will learn how severe events, such as volcanoes and earthquakes, are related to these pieces.

It's All Very Puzzling! Get a Move On!
A Lot On My Plate Round And Round We Go!
Where, O Where Did My Boundary Go? Ready, Set, Glue
We All Have Boundaries Cause and Effect
Where It's At Look Into The Crystal Ball
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Updated October 24, 2008 by: Glen Westbroek

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