This is a simplified model of the continents as it's first historical formation; we also made it in to a puzzle to form them as its geographical current form or in to the pangea to get students involved in the teaching/learning part of it, by ordering the continents, and also naming them.
in the stl files you can see there are one with the whole formation. the globe by itself, laurasian part by itself and godwanian part by itself this is so you can print them in different colors if needed. or you can go ahead and print them as a set in the globe 1 stl file,
behind the thing
As far as i remember i have always thought the best way to learn something is to interact with it; and almost always it's not always that easy for teachers to do so. But we hope that changes with the help of 3d printing and also printable models like this one.
We used a image as a guide to simplify the design of this pangea to make it printable and not over complicated. As a 3d modeling tool we used solid works.
Feel free to leave any suggestions or improvements you think could help.
Project: Pangea Puzzle
Objectives: In this project students are expected to learn how the world started but not only as a image or text but by interacting with its pieces you could also use it as a geographic continent learning method by teaching them how was it called and how is it called now.
Audiences: Kids, junior high, high school.
Steps: This project was wrapped around the idea that some times the best way to learn about something or to get interested in something is to get involved in int or even just to interact with it. This project is a simplified view of the world missing some islands here and there but it gets to the point of general learning tool.
Results: This project was developed as a tool to draw kids attention and we found out it really serves its purpose, you can not only teach the pangean part of history but also the historical advance and arrangement of tectonic plates as it is today.
As a side purpose you could use it to teach the continent names and make the students list them or identify them and arrange them in place. As well as the pangea.