Animations allow you to control the way elements appear while you’re delivering your presentation.
To animate an element click on it and look in the right sidebar for the ”Animations” section. This contains a list of all the elements in your current slide.
Click on the pencil icon to open the transition type drop down menu for that specific element. Select your desired animation: None, Fade, Drive and Appear.
If you have 2 or more elements placed over each other, you can select the element on the bottom layer from this list, without moving the element on the top layer.
Every element is by default static and has no animation assigned.