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.


Heritage Hero Explorer Award – Earn an official certificate from Archaeology Scotland to show that you are a Heritage Hero.
We’ve picked bridges as our example to explore in this booklet, but you can choose any building or place of interest, so long as you follow the four stages outlined in the book.

Engaging and

When you’ve finished get in touch with us so we can learn from what you’ve done and send you your certificate!

HH Explorer Booklet


Take and Make: Family Activities (a booklet of parent & child activities to do at home)

Take and Make: Family Activities (pdf)


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)

Learn about 5 different counter-stereotypical STEM careers, and the personal attributes needed to do those jobs, over 5 weeks.

SET 1: STEM Person of the Week Set 1 (pdf)

SET 2: STEM Person of the Week Set 2 (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)

[Now archived – please contact us for further information.]


Paper Engineering

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

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

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


Festive Fractals – Integrate geometry into your Christmas crafts (teacher guide)

Merry Fractmas (pdf)