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Drifting Continents. Chapter 1 Section 3. Alfred Wegener. Continental Drift All continents were once joined together Single landmass Slowly drifted apart. Pangaea. All lands Existed 300 million yrs ago. Evidence . Land Features Fossils Climate Change. Land Features. I .

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Drifting continents

Drifting Continents

Chapter 1 Section 3


Alfred wegener

Alfred Wegener

  • Continental Drift

  • All continents were once joined together

    • Single landmass

    • Slowly drifted apart


Pangaea

Pangaea

  • All lands

  • Existed 300 million yrs ago


Evidence

Evidence

  • Land Features

  • Fossils

  • Climate Change


Land features

Land Features

I

  • Coal mines from N.A. & Europe line up

  • Mountain ranges from S.A. & Africa line up


Fossils

Fossils

  • Fernlike plant (glossopteris)

  • Fresh Water animals (meosauraus & lystrosaurus)


Climate change

Climate Change

  • Tropical features discovered in current arctic conditions


Formation of mountains

Formation of Mountains

  • Geologists

    • Formed by the cooling & shrinking of earth

  • Wegener

    • Formed by continents colliding


Rejection

REJECTION!!

  • Wegener was REJECTED by his peers

  • WHY?

  • He could not explain how/why the continents moved


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