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Future Continental Movement

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Continental Drift Animation

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Continental Puzzle Animation

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Click here to see an animation showing the progression of how the continents used to be arranged…

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Continental Drift Chart Past and Future

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File showing how the continents used to look, the way they look now, and how they will look in the future…

Attachment(s): cont drift.pdf

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Continental Drift Chart Geology

July 21, 2009 Leave a comment

File supporting continental drift showing matching rock structures on different continents…

Attachment(s): cont drift geology.pdf

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Chart showing fossil evidence supporting continental drift

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Download file to see a chart providing fossil evidence for continental drift…

Attachment(s): cont drift biology.pdf

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Birth of The Himalayas

July 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Plate Tectonics is the theory that the earth is broken up into different moving plates that drift apart in some areas and collide in others.  This slow process (the plates move at about 15-20 cm per year) is constantly occuring and causes many of the earth’s features to form.  When plates collide together the pressure pushes mountains up into the atmosphere. 

One of the more famous mountains (and tallest) is Mount Everest (8,848 meters/ 29,029 ft).  Mount Everest (179 people have died trying to reach the summit) is part of the Himalayas and formed when the Indian tectonic plate smashed into the Eurasian tectonic plate.

                 

Click here to see a panaramic view of the mountain

Click here, here and here to read about Mr. Everest. 

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