Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Cystic Fibrosis Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.


Before the Movie


What do you know about cystic fibrosis (CF)?

What do you hope to learn about CF?


During the Movie (Pause Points)


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 1:08: What causes respiratory problems related to CF?

Timecode 1:31: How does mucus differ between people with and without CF?

Timecode 1:45: Why are lung infections more common in people with CF?

Timecode 2:45: What does the pancreas do and how does CF affect it?

Timecode 4:18: How does a person get CF?

Timecode 4:21: Why do you think it is so expensive to find out if you’re a carrier of CF?


After the Movie


What did you learn about CF?

How can you help with finding a cure for CF?


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.