Gabe Kraljevic

Since his early childhood in Winnipeg, Canada, Gabe has loved the natural world and has dedicated his life to studying science. Recently retired after 27 years teaching high school and middle school biology, physics, chemistry, robotics and computers – Gabe always worked to infuse fun in his classrooms. He has also helped draft the Manitoba biology curriculum, stood in as the science consultant for Manitoba Ministry of Education, been heavily involved in professional development of science teachers and has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Achievement in Teaching. Currently, Gabe is the District Director of the NSTA for Canada. Living at the doorstep to the north, Gabe has also taken several opportunities to visit the impressive beauty of the Canadian arctic along the shores of Hudson Bay.

Location

Canada

Affiliation

Retired from Seven Oaks School Division

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Recent Posts by Gabe

Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:12 PM in Kindergarten Lesson Plan
Excellent question, Leslie - and you have got to the heart of a major misconception many adults, not just pre-K/K students, have about density :  the characteristic relationship between the mass and volume of materials.  Or, simply put, the amount of matter in a given space. I think the best way to tackle this is to have a hands-on activity.  Buy or make identical-sized blocks, cylinders, o...

Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:49 PM in Life Cycle Engage
Hello Gloria, There are many possibilities and I concur with many of the other replies - try to incorporate hands on as much as possible.   One of the best ways is by growing plants from seeds. Using peas or beans you can show the different life stages with a minimal budget. I've seen seed packs in discount stores. I'm sure you're aware of the plastic baggie and wet paper towel activity. It...

Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:48 PM in Plant Cycle Kindergarten
Hello Krysha, If you're teaching about life cycles of flowering plants you should try to incorporate the other life stages as well. One of the best ways is by growing plants from seeds. Using peas or beans you can show the different life stages with a minimal budget. I've seen seed packs in discount stores. I'm sure you're aware of the plastic baggie and wet paper towel activity. It is great! ...





Recent Reviews by Gabe


Mon May 28, 2018 8:02 AM
4 Excellent resource for STEM and engineering
I have been using this podcast for years in my design process and STEM workshops for teachers! It expertly and clearly goes through the engineering design process, explaining each step. I use this as an introduction and have even copied their use of symbols for each step to create handouts to students as they go through the steps (see my collections). If I could have put 4.5 stars I would have. My only hesitation in giving it a 5/5 is that the sound is muffled and the video quality is medium resolution - making it a bit tough to use in a group setting. All in all, a fantastic resource that I have come to rely on heavily in my pd workshops.






Recent Public Collections by Gabe


Slime Sampler from Molly Conway's book: "Slime Sorcery"

8 Resources

Molly Conway authored a book that highlighted many variations on slime and she sent me some sample pages. The book has 97 recipes!



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Pop Bottle Ecosystems

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Here are some handouts, rubrics, worksheets and an sample student journal for doing pop bottle ecosystems in your classroom. Suitable for grades 4 through 12



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7_ecosystems.pdf
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Discussion Starters

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Graphic organizers to help start off discussions in science class



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Arctic_Science_Teachers_Handbook.pdf
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