"Fundamentals of Geology"

Mike Strickler: Rogue Community College

Video Study Guide: Earth Revealed

Episode 5: The Birth of a Theory

What unifying theory united diverse geological phenomena?


List some of the evidence for Continental Drift.



Who was Alfred Wegener?


What was his "torn newspaper" analogy?


What did skeptics attack about his theory?


What mechanism did he propose for Continental Drift?


What technology developed during WW II helped the theory?


What is "Seafloor Spreading?"


What are "Subduction Trenches?"


How is "Paleomagnetism" used to support seafloor spreading?


How did a study of "Magnetic Field Reversals" support seafloor spreading?


What are "Transform Faults?"


How did drilling by the Glomar Challenger support seafloor spreading?


What is "Convection" and how does it relate to Plate Tectonics?


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