 My Scientist …
Alfred Wegener
Date of birth: November 1, 1880
Date of death: November 2, 1930
German nationality :
- Met...
• Alfred Wegener was a German meteorologist, who presented
a theory about the continents.
• He said that continents had be...
• Alfred Wegener’s arguments:
• - The morphological shape of the continents is
complementary
• - Identical in continent - ...
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In Sciences, my 7th graders were asked to present a PPt on "My Scientist". Each chose a different scientist (except Telma) and then their teacher of English took it one step further and asked them to do the same in English! Here is the result :) Alfred Wegener, by Telma

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Alfred Wegener, by Telma

  1. 1.  My Scientist … Alfred Wegener Date of birth: November 1, 1880 Date of death: November 2, 1930 German nationality : - Meteorologist - Led several expeditions to Greenland laid the foundations of continental drift
  2. 2. • Alfred Wegener was a German meteorologist, who presented a theory about the continents. • He said that continents had been united in the past, as a continental mass, and have been separated slowly to the positions they occupy today. • Alfred Wegener called it Pangaea supercontinent and Panthalassa to the only ocean around it that existed millions of years ago.
  3. 3. • Alfred Wegener’s arguments: • - The morphological shape of the continents is complementary • - Identical in continent - paleontological fossils that are separated today • - Paleo climate - Traces of glaciers in various continents that today have different climates • - Identical geological – rocks Wegener's theory was not accepted in the scientific community in that era because the mechanism remained of continental drift remained elusive; as he was not a geologist, his ideas attracted few supporters and he had no great prestige.

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