Guided Exploration: Natural Resources

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.




1. Groundwater Video

One of the most important processes in the formation of Earth’s resources — from oil and gas to metal ores and freshwater — is the flow of fluids through rock. Watch the videos to learn why and how scientists model groundwater flow.

2. Ore Specimens (#1-8, 18-25)

Explore this group of specimens, which illustrates how ores form, and find out what resources they provide.

3. Water Cycle Diagram

Identify groundwater and investigate its role in creating Earth’s resources.