Tuesday, February 2, 2016

4th Grade-Week 5 Pangea

5th Lab Week

Concept: Movement of Continents
Investigation: How Has the Earth’s Surface Changed?


plate tectonics
Continental Drift Theory

•What did Earth look like millions of years ago?
•What is the Theory of Continental Drift?
•What evidence supports the Theory of Continental Drift?

BrianPop.com video of the week: Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes

In the early 1900's Alfred Wegener proposed the idea of Continental Drift. His ideas centered around continents moving across the face of the earth. The idea was not quite correct - compared to the plate tectonics theory of today - but his thinking was on the proper track.

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