UCA Releases New Study Guide for Naryn Schools
A new study guide for Grade 5-11 secondary school students on “Soil Study and Evaluation through Experiments” was formally released on December 17th for teachers and education departments in Naryn. The manual was developed by UCA’s Mountain Societies Research Institute in Kyrgyz and Russian languages, and is approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The manual consists of five thematic sections, and provides instructions for conducting 16 experiments, using affordable materials, as well as several practical tasks for schoolchildren. According to the authors, the manual’s educational material will help to significantly expand the knowledge of students in geography, chemistry, biology and physics.
The manual was released as a part of the Paleoclimate, Environmental Change and Social Interaction in Central Asia (PALESCA) project, with support of the German Research Centre for Geosciences and the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.
The experiments were demonstrated at the event, and tested in pilot schools in Naryn city, At-Bashy and Naryn regions, who were previously involved in the PALESCA project’s activity on citizen science development over the last two years. Concluding the event, the manuals were handed over to 15 schools in Naryn city, Naryn and At-Bashy regions, as well as to three regional departments of education.
The manuals are available for free download in Russian and Kyrgyz.