A scientific idea that was initially ridiculed paved the way for the theory of plate tectonics, which explains how Earth’s continents move.
5 - 8
Earth Science, Geography, Geology, Physical Geography
Plate tectonics is the theory that Earth's land masses are in constant motion. The realization that Earth's land masses move was first proposed by Alfred Wegener, which he called continental drift. He is shown here in Greenland.
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May 20, 2022
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