The Plate Tectonic Theory
|Earth's scientist theorize that 200 million
ago the continents formed a single giant land mass called Pangaea.
|Then the massive land split into two called
Gondwanaland and Laurasia. Over time, Gondwanaland broke apart, forming the continents of South America, Africa, the Indian Sub Continent , Australia, and Antarctica. Laurasia then split into North America and Eurasia.
|The movement of the continents took place
millions of years. Earth's scientist believe the continents will continue to change their shape. It is possible that the way the continents look today may differ in the far future.