Bridges are used all around the world! Can you think of a famous bridge you have seen, used or visited?
Here are some names of famous bridges in the world that you could research:
-The Golden Gate Bridge
-The Iron Bridge
Questions to help your research:
What is the bridge made of?
What type of bridge is it?
How strong is the bridge?
When was the bridge built?
Time for you to build a bridge!
Can you build a bridge using:
- Plastic (Lego/containers)
-Wood (Bricks/Lollipop sticks)
Before you start draw a sketch/design of your idea and answer these questions:
1) What will you need to make a bridge?
2) How will you make it?
3)What will you use to test how strong it is?
Ask an adult to take a photo of your completed bridge/bridges and send them via twitter @Marsh_Green1 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4 and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl and rub in the cubed butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs, then mix in the dried fruit.
In a clean bowl, beat the egg and milk together with the vanilla extract.
Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until the mixture just comes together as a thick, lumpy dough. Add a teaspoon more milk if you need it to make the mixture stick together.
Place golfball-sized spoons of the mixture onto the prepared baking tray. Leave space between them as they will flatten and spread out to double their size during baking.
Bake for 15–20 minutes, until golden-brown. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then turn them out onto a wire rack to cool.