​Cooking Pot Stand (Grade 3)

Challenge Situation:

You are a pioneer who needs a device to suspend a cooking pot over a fire at different heights. Your task is to build a model of a wooden support structure with an arm that:

  • is stable
  • will extend far enough over the ‘fire’ to safely cook food without burning the support structure.
  • is adjustable so that food can be moved closer to the fire or further away from fire as needed
  • is made only out of the materials provided.

When you have finished building your model you will be presenting it to your class.


  • 3 pieces of “jinx” wood
  • 1 20 cm piece of doweling
  • 5 popsicle sticks
  • 40 cm of string