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Wegeners world

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Harvey Buckle

on 26 February 2016

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Wegeners world
Friday 26th February 2016
Really?
Wegener’s evidence for continental drift was that:

the same types of fossilised animals and plants are found in South America and Africa
the shape of the east coast of South America fits the west coast of Africa, like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle
matching rock formations and mountain chains are found in South America and Africa
Aim
To know the contibution of Wegener to our understanding of the surface of the earth
To plan a volcano construction
Starter
Australia is moving towards China...how far in DISTANCE every year?
Wegener and plates
Alfred Wegener proposed the theory of continental drift at the beginning of the 20th century. His idea was that the Earth's continents were once joined together, but gradually moved apart over millions of years. It offered an explanation of the existence of similar fossils and rocks on continents that are far apart from each other. But it took a long time for the idea to become accepted by other scientists.
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