Alfred Wegener Biography and Worksheet


Give some backstory to Alfred Wegener!

Grades 6 and Up

Use this Alfred Wegener biography and worksheet to introduce your students to one of the most influential and important geologists of all time! Alfred Wegener named Pangea and provided evidence of continental drift, which became the foundation of the theory of plate tectonics.

Both print and Google Slides options to assign are included.

In this activity, students will:

  • READ an engaging biography about Wegener, his adventurous spirit, his evidence of continental drift, and how his ideas were initially dismissed.
  • ANSWER text-dependent questions based on the article. No prior knowledge is required!

Teacher Notes:

  • This resource is not editable.
  • An answer key is included.
  • A link to the Google Slides version of this Alfred Wegener biography and worksheet is included with purchase.

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