School Bio Gas Kits
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Target Grade: 8-14
Available from Science Lab Supplies (Florida, USA) Create real bio-renewable energy using readily available organic waste materials with these school biogas kits. Biogas can be used to power engines, generate electricity, cook food, and heat homes. This kit includes a biogas digester, a 1 gallon biogas collection bag, all necessary fittings and tubing, a check valve, a combustion nozzle assembly, and safety equipment for one person (goggles, gloves, apron). Simply vary the biomass source and/or digestion temperature and you have a variety of comparative experiments to analyze.
Kit Contains: 5/16 inch Brass Barbed Fitting; 1/4 inch Nylon Check Valve; 90 deg 3/8 inch Barbed Nylon Elbow; Medline Drainage Bag, 4 L; Jar with screw cap, 4L; Box 8 x 8 x 12, 44 ECT C Flute; Safety Impact Goggles; Lab Apron; and Nitrile Gloves, 2 pairs.
The TK-BIOGAS school bio gas kits are available from Kemtec (Pennsylvania, USA) This kit includes a biogas digester, a one gallon biogas collection bag, all necessary fittings and tubing, a check valve, a combustion nozzle assembly, and safety equipment for one person (goggles, gloves, and apron). Gas production in about three to five days. Simply vary the biomass source and/or digestion temperature and you have a variety of comparative experiments to analyze. Rabbit manure works well.
Available from HESTIA (Oregon, USA) the Biogas Science Kit is a 5-gallon experimentation kit to produce a safe but usable amount of biogas from readily-available organic waste. Kit includes 5-gallon anaerobic digester; 6′ of 3/8-inch clear tubing; air lock; bung; clear 10 liter plastic bag; adjustable burner for controlled burning; 10 page instruction booklet. Ideal for science classes or for test bench digesters to experiment with different feedstocks.
Science Players (Tamilnadu, India) have a working table top model that includes a burner. These school bio gas kits have a separate port for adding inoculum to begin the process of making biogas.
Lessons and Downloads
Activity 1A – Biogas generator In this activity students design and construct a biogas generator from household materials, collect the gas produced over a number of weeks and test it. Biogas generators can be constructed from household materials such as fizzy drinks bottles, and the gas burnt using a Bunsen burner. A list of possible materials is provided in the lesson. The wider the range of materials you can provide, the more creative students can be.
Activity 4C Bioenergy Crosswords are provided for use at a range of educational levels Primary, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Post-16. The crosswords cover vocabulary and concepts associated with bioenergy research that student are expected to be familiar with at the educational level specified.
Biogas Lesson Grade 10-12 Biology Lab, Agri Science Resources for High School Sciences.
Biogas As A Source of Energy for Grades 3 & 4, Heifer International. Objectives: Analyze the importance of energy and how they use energy in their lives. Describe the difference between renewable and non–renewablesources of energy. Experiment with creating and capturing biogas.
Biogas Generator Provided by NREL, America. Grade Level: Middle School (6-8), Small groups (3 to 4) Time: 90 minutes to assemble, days to generate sufficient gas to burn. This demonstrates the small amount of technology needed to generate a renewable energy source.
Build Your Own Biogas Generator Grades 9-12, A Renewable Energy Project Kit by the Pembina Institute. For the ﬁrst few weeks, your school bio gas kits willproduce mainly carbon dioxide. When the aerobic bacteria use up all the oxygen inside the bottle, the anaerobic bacteria, which make methane, can take over. It can take up to a month for the generator to start making biogas with enough methane to be ﬂammable.722Kb
From Waste to Energy: Thanks to Methane, ChemMatters, High School teacher’s guide and lesson plan.
Methane Biogas Production 497Kb Simple lab experiments.
PACE Biogas Lesson Plan and Presentation
Practical Biofuel Activities for School Engagement and Outreach, from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) . This guide will enable you to communicate and engage young people with the scientific principles and research in the fields of bioenergy and biofuels through outreach activities.
Science Activities in Biomass – Provided by NREL, America. Curriculum: Biomass Power (organic chemistry, genetics, distillation, agriculture, chemical/carbon cycles, climatology, plants and energy resources / transformations) Grade Level: Elementary School grades 4, 5, 6 Whole class or small groups (3 to 4) Time: Activities range from 2 to 15 class periods, depending on abilities of students.
Sana Mehmood along with Hassan and Habab from Pakistan Science Club make a biogas digester.