Wegener's Theory of Continental Drift

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A theory is just an explanation of how and why something happens. So Wegener's theory of Continental Drift is just Wegener's explanation of how continents can move

Continental Drift- The Continents can move

  • Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift suggested that there once was just one large chunk of land (a super continent)
  • He thought that this super continent them split into smaller chunks (continents)
  • These continents slowly drifted apart
  • And are the continents we have now-North and South America, Africa, Europe, etc

There's lots of evidence for continental drift

  • The coastline of Africa and South America match together like jigsaw pieces


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