Outcome: Continental Drift

Describe Continental Drift including supporting evidence.

The continental drift hypothesis was developed in the early part of the twentieth century, mostly by Alfred Wegener. Wegener said that continents move around on Earth’s surface and that they were once joined together as a single supercontinent. While Wegener was alive, scientists did not believe that the continents could move.

In this outcome, we will discuss the basics of the hypothesis, as well as the contributions of Alfred Wegener.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Identify key components and evidence of Continental Drift.
  • Know the shortcomings of Continental Drift.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Continental Drift
  • Reading: Wegener and the Continental Drift Hypothesis
  • Self Check: Continental Drift


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