Historical Journey to Plate Tectonics

Welcome to ‘Understanding Tectonic Plates,’ a series that unveils the awe-inspiring world of plate tectonics. In this captivating video, we rewind the clock and revisit pivotal moments in the history of science.

Join us as we piece together the puzzle of Earth’s continents, just as Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius did in 1596 when he dared to suggest that South America and Africa fit like jigsaw pieces.

Follow the trailblazing ideas of Alfred Wegener, who introduced the groundbreaking concept of ‘Pangea’ in the early 20th century, a time when the Earth was believed to be static.

Witness the evolution of plate tectonics, as scientists bridge gaps and unearth the missing mechanisms behind continental drift, from the discovery of mid-oceanic ridges to the acceptance of plate tectonics by the global geological community.

Unveil the remarkable dynamics that have shaped our planet for millions of years, and find out how this theory is the cornerstone of modern geology.