Post Visit Activities and Resources
Scenes from an Ancient Quarry
This interactive website will allow the teacher and student to explore the details of ancient stone quarrying and carving techniques.
Physics of Stone Arches on PBS
This resource provides an interactive comparison between the physics of the Roman arch and the Gothic arch, developed during the Medieval period. Students can experiment with the two different designs and examine the details of both.
Build an Arch Animation from BBC
Students can use the BBC interactive online resource to experiment with the structural problems faced by building designers. This resource features terms and construction technique which are supported (pardon the pun) by a How To guide.
The Medieval Stonemason
This webpage provides useful background reading for the teacher.