Tectonic Tessellation Playground


  1. Set one of the two positions (A or B) to adjust. These points are the beginning and end position for the animation. Each land mass can be adjusted by modifying their x, y, and z axis rotation (this can be tedious). You may drag the earth to see different views.
  2. Adjust the Scale for positions A and B (in percent).
  3. Use the animate slider-bar to view the model as it transitions from position A to B.
  4. Instructional video

The current settings are saved in the link URL. Copy and paste to share.


  1. Pangea Model
  2. Expanding Earth Model
  3. Use this model to start from scratch.

Seafloor Age Maps:

Lesson Plan: