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Continental Drift Theory On Trial!

Submitted by alesha.lemmon on Mon, 11/24/2014 - 07:44
Mandy Young

Alfred Wegener's theory of Continental Drift was put on trial in the Earth Science classes last week. Students dressed up as various scientists and, while "under oath" on the witness stand, presented evidence for and against the idea of continental drift. Other characters in the play included a judge, a bailiff, a prosecutor, and Alfred Wegener himself. After the production, students wrote paragraphs arguing whether Wegener should be found innocent or guilty of proposing an idea without enough supporting evidence.