How did Pangaea get separated into 7 different contenints?

Pangaea was sepearated into 7 different continents because of "plate tectonics". Basically, that's just a big fancy phrase that means underneath the earths crust, there are a bunch of huge "plates" floating in the lava. These plates shift, which causes earthquakes and volcanoes, and sometimes it even causes land to break apart, which is what happened in the case of Pangaea.