Cystic Fibrosis Teacher Resources

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Cystic Fibrosis: A DNA Case Study

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Around six percent of babies are born with serious genetic disorders. Young scientists learn more about what causes these disorders and the effect they have. They begin with a case study of cystic fibrosis before expanding to research...
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What Is Cystic Fibrosis?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can just anyone develop cystic fibrosis? Examine the symptoms, treatment, and life expectancy of cystic fibrosis patients through a video from an engaging biology series. Topics include the genetics behind the illness, when in life...
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Mutations

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
After studying DNA replication and the genetics of inheritance, this slide show is useful for explaining specific mutations that can happen and result in an illness. Sickle cell anemia, and cystic fibrosis are explained on a genetic...
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Sequencing the Cystic Fibrosis Gene: A Simulation

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders determine nucleotide sequences. They identify those base sequences that are normal, those that are normal variants and those that cause cystic fibrosis. Students use DNA nucleotide sequences to determine amino acid...
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Cystic Fibrosis

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students examine the disease Cystic fibrosis, the causes, and the effects it has on the respiratory system. Students use the Biology Workbench and tools on the National Center for Biotechnology Information website to study the protein...
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Sequencing the Cystic Fibrosis Gene: A Simulation

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders use this activity to simulate the sequencing of gene and to detect the presence of possible genetic defects. They use diagrams that represent bands of nucleotides in order to determine the sequence of a small piece of the...
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Mutations

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
The basics of mutation types and some potential effects of those are described and diagrammed here. Each detail is very clear and includes the labels and translation change exhibited. A great slideshow to expand on DNA replication issues.
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Genetic Disorders

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders listen to and view a PowerPoint presentation on genetic disorders including dominant, recessive and sex-influenced disorders. They choose a disorder to research on the Internet and write a report with their findings.
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From Genomes of Species

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate genomic research being done and its potential for understanding, treating, and possibly curing human genetic conditions. The potential of proteomic research as a companion to the work being done with genomics...
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Autosomal Pedigrees Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
Three autosomal pedigrees are printed on this assignment. Biology scholars read them and determine the phenotypes for several individuals and find which ones inherit different genetic disorders. This fundamental skill can be reinforced...
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The Probabilities of Problems: A Look at Genetic Inheritance

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Discuss an article about families affected by genetic disorders and their decisions about whether or not to evaluate their own genetic information. Investigate four different inherited disorders. Participate in a probability exercise....
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Creating Genetic Counselor Pamphlets

For Teachers 8th
The information included here will guide your students to research a particular genetic disorder and then work in groups to create a pamphlet about the disorder from a genetic counselor's point of view.
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Human Genetic Diseases

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Although there are a few missing titles in this collection of slides, if your class has the support of a genetic disease lecture to accompany it, this resource will be very useful. The mechanism of genetic inheritance is covered. Flow...
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Human Body Series - Respiratory System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Elementary schoolers play a respiratory relay toss in order to take in the respiratory system! They also create their own question cards based on several kid-friendly online articles about breathing and the health of the lungs. They use...
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Genetic Disorders

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine how living cells create new cells and how genetic mutations can cause disorders and be inherited.  In this genetic reproductionn lesson students create their own PowerPoint presentation. 
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Solving Crosses

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Genetics hopefuls solve Punnett Squares for monohybrid and dihybrid crosses. An example of each is provided to teach the process. Other heredity patterns are mentioned and genetic disorders are listed in the second half of the...
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Heredity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What do you get when you cross a human and an octopus? Nothing, because they have different numbers of chromosomes. A slideshow presentation offers an introduction to heredity and Mendelian genetics. It includes Punnett squares, cross...
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Animal Testing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Animal testing: cruel and inhumane, or innovative and life-saving? Scholars explore the topic and form their own opinions with help from the highly informative website. Pupils read a comprehensive overview of the topic, including...
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Genetics

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students create a checklist of traits common in all of their families. Uisng a table, they compare and contrast their family members to non-family members. They also review dominant and recessive traits and discuss how knowing about...
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AP: Chapter 14: Mendel and the Gene Idea

For Students 9th - 12th
A survey of Mendelian genetics is presented through this handout. Biology prodigies answer questions about the Law of Segregation, phenotypic ratios, and dominance. They define genetics vocabulary terms and describe various genetic...
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TE Lesson: Out of Breath

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study the parts of the human respiratory system while examining the gas exchange that takes place in the lungs. They make a model lung. They look at how the respiratory system is affected by spaceflight.
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Teaching About Inherited Human Disorders Through Case Studies

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Young scholars explore case studies involving human disorders. They identify options and consequences of each decision. Students interview a family member with a disorder. They create a presentation of their interview.
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Mendelian Inheritance of Human Traits

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this Mendelian inheritance worksheet, students will use a pedigree to complete 4 short answer questions about recessive and dominant traits. Then students will create a Punnett square. Finally, students will match 5 genetic disorders...
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Genome: A Tour and Genetic Disorder Brochure

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students use the Internet to gather information about genetics, then research a genetic disorder. For this biology lesson, students listen to an interview with a geneticist, watch an animation of "chromosome coiling", then research and...

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