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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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