Resources

Browse our selection of cross-disciplinary learning resources inspired by the heritage and engineering of the Union Chain Bridge. These resources can be used at home or in the classroom. We’ll be updating this page regularly with new resources throughout the project.

 

Get Creative Challenges (cross-disciplinary STEM-based challenges inspired by Union Chain Bridge engineering)

Challenge 1: Design and make your own recycle-bot (pdf)

Challenge 2: Design and make a zip wire for a toy (pdf)

Challenge 3: Make your own time capsule (pdf)

 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Person of the Week (early years / early level and up)

Introduce 5 different careers over 5 weeks using this set of role models.

STEM Person of the Week activity at home (docx)

STEM Person of the Week A4 sized cards (pdf)

 

Abrams Digital Storytelling (early years / early level – KS1 / P2-3)

‘Rosie Revere, Engineer’ (hear the story and complete an engineering activity with paper aeroplanes)

‘Ada Twist, Scientist’ (hear the story and complete a science experiment with ice cubes and food colouring)

‘Iggy Peck, Architect’ (hear the story and complete an architecture activity with spaghetti and marshmallows)

 

‘The Iron Man’ Digital Storytelling (KS2 / P4-7)

All 5 chapters (hear the story and choose from an accompanying ‘menu’ of activities connected to the themes of: the seaside, iron and other metals, earthquakes and volcanoes, space, and states of matter)

 

Paper Engineering

Union Chain Bridge dot-to-dot and label the anatomy of the bridge (pdf) (age 6 and up)

Make a paper model of the Union Chain Bridge (pdf) (age 10 and up)

Make a Union Chain Bridge pop-up card (pdf) (age 8 and up)