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The Barringer Meteorite Crater
This web site provides information on the Barringer Meteorite Crater (also known as "Meteor Crater") located in the Arizona desert. Users can find information on the latest research surrounding the crater, a complete history of the crater, the environmental effects of the impact, and a look at Daniel Moreau Barringer, responsible for the theory behind the crater. Also included are an interactive quiz on meteorites, a three-dimensional simulation game concerning meteorites, a forum which allows for posted questions, and a collection of additional links.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Commercial
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-643
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Barringer Meteorite Crater Company