Determining Earth’s Layered Interior—Tutorial 7/8

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Part 7/8 Interpreting Results Continued
In this video we continued interpreting our results by adding more and more data to the scale model. Through this process we reveal Earth's core and can use the scale model to estimate the radius of Earth's core within a small % error. 

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

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