Determining Earth's Layered Interior—Tutorial 1/8

4min 26s Novice

Part 1/8 Introduction and Opening

In this video,  we introduce the activity as structured inquiry. Next, we review the learning outcomes for the activity so learners know where the lesson is headed. Finally, we open the instruction and access learners' prior knowledge of Earth's interior. The focus is not only what the learner knows, but the evidence they have for what they know. This will serve as the hypothesis they will test in the activity. 

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

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