Describes Wegener’s continental drift hypothesis and his evidence for it.
This video shows the causes for moving landmasses. It also briefly mentions how the continental drift has affected the location of fossils and rocks.
Explains how Alfred Wegener developed the Continental Drift Theory.
Learn about how the Earth's continents have changed throughout history and the different hypotheses about continental drift.
Summarize the main idea of a reading, create visual aids, and come up with new questions using a Four Square Concept Matrix.
Alfred Wegener collected a tremendous amount of data that continents could move. But not very many scientists believed him.
When North and South America joined at Panama, animals that had been separated for millions of years were in contact. North American mammals, which gave live birth, outcompeted the South American marsupials.
Learn how the scientific community responded to Wegener's continental drift hypothesis and how it came to be accepted.
An interactive map displaying how the land masses have changed.
A timeline and an interactive simulation that shows how Earth's land masses got to where they are now.