Gene Expression and the Order of the Operon

Looks aren't everything. According to my biology teacher, it's what is inside you that really matters. The video explains gene expression and regulation in prokaryotes using the Order of the Operon. It includes a description of the promoter, operator, repressor, and the gene that codes for the repressor. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners complete the handouts found at the publisher's website
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis
  • Lesson best fits in a unit on prokaryotes
  • The 22nd video in a series of 33
Pros

  • Video works well in a traditional or a flipped classroom
  • Engaging cartoon graphics are clear and easy to understand
Cons

  • None