Put on safety goggles, aprons, and plastic gloves.
Examine the globe, then the orange.
Working over a tray to contain any pieces as they fall or juice, peel the orange without the use of a knife. Try to make the pieces as large as possible; about 4 to 5 pieces would be ideal!
Place peeled orange on a clean tray.
Arrange the pieces on the clean tray. Compare the shape of the orange to the individual pieces. Each piece represents a plate of the Pangaea. Earth actually has both large and small plates, with about 12 major ones.
Place the peel back onto the orange securing the “plates” with tooth picks, if needed. Notice the boundaries between each of the pieces. These cracks are called fault lines where the plates may rub against each other or move apart from one another.
Cover the orange with a thin layer of play dough or clay representing the layers of soil or water covering the plates on the actual Earth. Compare to the model of the globe.