Build a Biogas Generator

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Identify the purpose of and specific requirements for making a biogas generator

  • List the steps needed to construct a biogas generator
  • Describe why biogas is considered a source of renewable energy

Curriculum Connections


Science 9: Electrical Principles and Technologies

Science 30: Energy and the Environment (D1.4, D1.5k, D1.3s, D2.3k, D2.4k, D2.1sts, D2.3s, D2.4s)


Science & Technology 7: Heat in the Environment (1.2)

Environmental Science 11: Scientific Solutions to Contemporary Environmental Challenges (U/C Preparation) (B1.2)

  • Conservation of Energy (U/C Preparation) (F1.2)
  • Energy Conservation (Workplace Preparation) (D1.2)

Length of Activity

2 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Biomass Energy Backgrounder
  • Materials and tools to build the biogas generator as outlined in the Construction Plan

Online Lesson Format