Project #19546 - Introduction to Science

This a follow up from outline attached and will submit any feedback from peers and professor once I receive. Must be APA formatted les than 24% originality score . 4 references 1 including my course book

 

Scientific breakthroughs do not happen overnight. Sometimes, the missing piece of the scientific puzzle takes years to discover. In 1915, Alfred Wegner 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 a mechanism for such movement.

Assignment

Write 4–5 pages (not including the title and reference pages) that respond to the following:

  • Describe geographic evidence collected in the last part of the 20th century to support the theory of continental drift.
  • Why do scientists today accept the movement of continents but did not accept this theory back in Wegner’s time?
  • Describe the process of the scientific method and theory development.
  • How does the scientific method help us understand the natural world?
  • Describe how plate tectonics provides the mechanism for continental drift.
  • How do plate tectonics explain the process of continental drift?
  • How do plate tectonics explain natural landforms like the Himalayas and the Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean?

Click on the following link to review additional information in videos relevant to this assignment: The Diminishing Colorado River and Plate Tectonics and Tsunamis.

 

The Sciences: An Integrated Approach
  Edition: 7
  Author: Trefil, Hazen
  Publisher: Wiley
  ISBN: 9781118545416
  Course: SCI101

Subject Science
Due By (Pacific Time) 12/15/2013 02:00 pm
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