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Published on December 3, 2008

Author: adorngeo

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The theory of continental drift and evidence for supporting it.

Continental Drift

Theory of Plate Tectonics Alfred Wegener’s 1915 drawing of Pangaea

Continental Drift

How do Plates Move?

Good Fit What is some Evidence to support his Theory

Rocks & Mountains

Fossils

Sea Floor Spreading

Age of the Sea Floor

Evidence for the Theory Continental shelves seem to fit together Rock units and mountain ranges fit Pangaea Fossil types fit Pangaea Ocean research uncovered sea floor spreading Radio-geology allowed us to date the age of rocks Polarity of Rocks-Magnetic Evidence

Continental shelves seem to fit together

Rock units and mountain ranges fit Pangaea

Fossil types fit Pangaea

Ocean research uncovered sea floor spreading

Radio-geology allowed us to date the age of rocks

Polarity of Rocks-Magnetic Evidence

Why do we Care? Curiosity Explain landforms Find valuable minerals Explain and predict potential hazards

Curiosity

Explain landforms

Find valuable minerals

Explain and predict potential hazards

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