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Name: Jen Bazzell SCI101 Unit 4 Individual Project Instructor’s Name: Prof. Bost Due Date: 12/14/2015 Read the following passage: The scientific method is a cyclical and self-correcting process that involves several steps. Observations and collecting qualitative and quantitative evidence are important to make predictions and to develop a theory. Scientific breakthroughs do not happen overnight. Sometimes, the missing piece of the scientific puzzle takes years to discover. In 1915, Alfred Wegener proposed the theory of continental drift to explain the past and present location of the continents; however, his ideas were met with resistance because he could not provide evidence that would support his hypothesis. Later oceanographers, geologists, and scientists collected more information to verify and explain the theory. In the 1960s, the mechanism and processes were explained by plate tectonic theory. With advancements in science and technology, scientists are still collecting more information. Answer each of the following questions in your own words and in 3–5 sentences: 1. What is continental drift? Continental drift is a theory of how the continents have moved and changed position over time. The theory was proposed by Alfred Wegner in
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