I have this rule.  If I spend an inordinate amount of time on a website, it’s worth bookmarking or sharing or blogging or at least something so that I don’t lose track of it.

That was the case with “meteoritessize“.

The site claims to be a mapping of every meteorite that has ever fallen to earth.

It’s an interesting claim.  However, if it claimed to be a mapping of every meteorite that fell to earth that people reported, I’d go for that!

Regardless, I just found myself mesmerized with this.  The map is zoomable in and out.  Of course, I did what every normal person would do — I zoomed in to my backyard where we’re free and clear.  The closest hit was either in Dresden (in 1939)

or Worden in Michigan.  Whew!

It was interesting to motor around the world, zooming in and out.  It didn’t seem to be a surprise that the highly reported areas were also highly populated.  With stories like the meteor that hit in Russia in the news recently, this is a natural resource for inquiry and inspiration for research and learning.

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The content of this blog is created by me at the keyboard or as a result of an aggregator of my daily reading under the title OTR Links. On Fridays, look for my signature post "This Week in Ontario Edublogs" where I try to share some great writing from Ontario Educators. The other regular post appears Sunday mornings as I try to start a conversation about things that have gone missing from our daily lives.