Students and Teachers
The LPI has posted on-line a large collection of classroom resources related to the K-T boundary, Chicxulub crater, and impact cratering processes. If you click on the options below, you will be taken to the LPI sites with that content.
Classroom Illustrations for the topics
Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) Boundary
Chicxulub Environmental Effects
Impact Crater Formation
Impact Crater Morphology
Impact Cratering Mechanics
Shock Metamorphism & Impact Lithologies
Impact Melt Production
Video Resources, including
Impact Cratering Simulations
Meteor Crater Flyover
Laboratory Exercises, including
Impact Cratering Mechanics and Crater Morphology
Features and Motion of Crater Ejecta
Measuring Meteor Crater’s Depth and Rim Height
Atlases of Earth’s Impact craters, including
A Google Earth KMZ file with the locations of Earth’s craters
Examples of space shuttle and space station images of Earth’s craters
Educational Posters for the topics
Environmental Effects of Impact Cratering
Geological Effects of Impact Cratering
Meteor Crater (the world’s best preserved impact site), including
Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona (aka Meteor Crater)
Animations of the Impact Blast Zone
A Handbook of Shock-Metamorphic Effects in Terrestrial Meteorite Impact Structures
Colorful rendering of post-impact effects of a Chicxulub-sized asteroid upon Earth’s biosphere, dinosaurs in particular.
Chicxulub Crater, Twenty-Five Years Later
Any other use of the information and images requires permission of David A. Kring and the LPI.
This web site is an updated version of information originally created for the University of Arizona Space Imagery Center's Impact Cratering Series.