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  • 1. Name ____________________________ Period:____ Date:___________________ Investigation – PangaeaIntroduction: In 1912 Alfred Wegener proposed a theory called “Continental Drift”. He basedthis theory on scientific research and facts. He noticed that on maps of the world, thecontinents appeared to fit together like puzzle pieces. He also noted that fossil remainsof terrestrial organisms were widely separated by oceans and that certain rock types ondifferent continents appear to be of the same structure and composition.Objective: In this investigation you will use the same evidence that Wegener used and try torecreate the super continent of Pangaea.Vocabulary:Wegener-Pangaea-Sea-floor spreading-Subduction-Procedure: 1. On the “Continental Pieces” page cut out the continents on the dashed lines as well as the Key. 2. On a separate paper, fit the land masses together to form one large land mass. Make sure boundaries, fossils, and glacial patterns line up. 3. Glue or tape the continents and the Key to a piece of paper.Question: 1. Which continents seem to fit together best?Conclusion: What evidence other than fit could be used to piece together Pangaea?

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