skip to main content

Animated Life: Pangea

7 minutes 36 seconds

Videos are generally available for preview to non-members as short clips. Limited full-length titles are also available. Log In to view the full length title.

Browse Full-length Non-member Titles
Still image from Animated Life: Pangea

This animated short tells the story of Alfred Wegener, a German astronomer and atmospheric scientist, who came up with the idea that continents once formed a single landmass and had drifted apart. Continental drift explained why continents' shapes fit together like pieces of a puzzle and why distant continents had the same fossils. During Wegener’s time, the idea was met with hostility but after his death a large body of evidence showed that continents do indeed move. Today the theory of plate tectonics is a fundamental principle in geology.

Media Details

Runtime: 7 minutes 36 seconds

Request a DVD
Members Only - Apply Now
Map of Alaska with Anchorage displayed. 1964 Epicenter indicated on coastline in bay adjacent to Anchorage. Caption: The epicenter was in Prince William Sound
11 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A group of people visiting an active volcano. Caption: scientists visited New Zealand's topol volcanic zone,
4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week
Episode 17
2 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A diagram illustrates certain traits recurring in a grain plant. Caption: Those traits remain the same generation after generation.
4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week
Episode 21
2 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: 4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week (Episode 32)
4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week
Episode 32
2 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: 4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week (Episode 41)
4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week
Episode 41
3 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: 4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week (Episode 43)
4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week
Episode 43
4 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Yellow wildflower in foreground, low shrubs and dead trees in background. Boulder County Colorado Front Range. Caption: (Rother) This is a portion of the 2003 Overland Fire.
WildFIRE PIRE
Episode 1
3 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of hands holding a narrow, red tubular object. Caption: With a warmer climate, do we suspect to see more fire?
WildFIRE PIRE
Episode 8
9 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Scuba diver swimming above a wooden ship submerged in shallow water. Caption: In the Baltic and Arctic, wooden ships are preserved.
Adventures of a Maritime Archaeologist
Episode 4
2 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Scuba diver swimming above a flat surface covered in ocean detritus. Caption: the oceans are a tremendous place to work.
Adventures of a Maritime Archaeologist
Episode 1
1 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12