Did the continents move for you? Plotting the movement of continents using apparent polar wandering curves (PDF)

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Earth from Space showing Africa and Antarctica

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  • Classroom Activities

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Earth Learning Idea (ELI)

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Students often ask how scientists know that the continents have moved. This activity about the apparent wandering of the North Pole provides good evidence that the continents do indeed move.

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1994

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No

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