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Continental Fit

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Student created powerpoint on Alfred Wegener's evidence for continental drift.

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Continental Fit

  1. 1. CONTINENTAL FIT<br />
  2. 2. Albert Wegner<br />His theory was that the continents fit together like puzzle pieces-also known as continental fit. <br />
  3. 3. Back in the 60’s…<br />It was discovered that south America and Africa fit together better if you connected them at the eastern border of south America and Africa western border then they’d fit like a puzzle piece.<br />
  4. 4. Even though…<br />South America and Africa were connected, Asia was still conjoined to Africa. So it looked like this:<br />
  5. 5. 225 million years ago…<br />Australia was connected to Antarctica, and stayed connected up to 65 million years ago. <br />Shortly after the separation, Australia started to rotate.<br />
  6. 6. North America&apos;s eastern border used to be connected to Europe 65 million years in the cretaceous period.<br />
  7. 7. India was once connected to Africa’s Eastern Border. It drifted north colliding into Asia creating the Himalayas.<br />
  8. 8. This piece of evidence…<br />The most important piece. You don’t even need a text book to or computer. All you need is a world map. Its obvious, it fits like a puzzle!<br />