Determining Earth’s Layered Interior—Tutorial 4/8

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Part 4/8 Developing a Model 
In this video we introduce the role of the theoretician will play in the investigation. Specifically, we explore how to set up a scale model of Earth that will be used to generate predictions about when seismic waves should arrive at various points around Earth. 

Tutorial to accompany the Lesson, "Determining and Measuring Earth's Layered Interior

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Students work first in small groups, and then as a whole class to compare predicted seismic wave travel times, generated by students from a scaled Earth model, to observed seismic data from a recent earthquakes. This activity uses models, real data and emphasizes the process of science.

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