Course: Science Subtest I
Lesson: Dynamic Processes of the Earth (Geodynamics)
Topic: Tectonic Processes I: Continental Drift      Page 7 of 15  

There is a great deal of evidence to support the idea that the Earth’s continents were once joined together. The meteorologist Alfred Wegener wasn’t the first person to notice that the continents appeared to fit together like puzzle pieces, but he found a great deal of evidence to support the hypothesis in the early 20th century.

Wegener said that the continents fit together to make a supercontinent, which he named Pangaea.


Pangaea. The continents fit together as a supercontinent called Pangaea. They fit together best when the continental margin is included as part of the continent.