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In the early 1900s, Alfred Wegener noticed that some of the Earth's continents looked like they might fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. He also observed that the continents that looked like they fit together had similar plants, animals, and rock formations. From this evidence, Wegener reasoned that Earth's continents were all once a part of one big super continent.

What type of scientific thinking did Wegener employ to develop his theory?

Inductive reasoning
Deductive reasoning
Skeptical Reasoning
Subjective reasoning

I chose Deductive reasoning

Tell me what you think

  • 8th grade Science -

    Deductive reasoning is when a principle is used to draw a conclusion. Inductive reasoning is when a principle is developed based on observations. Read the last sentence: From this evidence, "Wegener REASONED that Earth's continents were all once a part of one big super continent." It is inductive reasoning.

    P.S. - Are you from CA?

  • 8th grade Science -

    If you are looking at this and you are from connections then here are all of the answers.
    1.A
    2.B
    3.B
    4.D
    5.A
    Your welcome!

  • 8th grade Science -

    thanks there right

  • 8th grade Science -

    they are all right i got 100%

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