Describe geologic, paleontologic, and paleoclimatalogic evidence that indicates Africa and South America were once part of a single continent.
In this section, you will learn about the theory of continental drift. Make sure to watch the notes screencast on continental drift before completing any of the activities.
Watch this screencast about continental drift. Make sure to take notes while watching. Write down any questions you may have about continental drift on your note sheet.
Use this note sheet to take notes while watching the continental drift screencast.
Read this nonfiction passage to learn more about Alfred Wegener and his theory of Continental Drift. While reading, make sure to use good reading strategies such as monitoring your reading, making connections, visualizing, and asking questions. As you read through the passage, answer the questions. The questions are critical thinking questions so you may not find the answer right in the text. Use your background knowledge and what you read in the passage to help you answer these questions.
Source: Earth Science Daybook
Watch this video to learn how to complete the online investigation called How Old is the Atlantic Ocean.
Use this link to complete the online investigation: http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es0802/es0802page01.cfm?chapter_no=investigation
Answer the questions about continental drift in your constructed response questions packet.