The Lux Operon Controls Light Production

Bioluminescence, once considered rare, exists in around 90% of fish in the ocean. Understanding how genes communicate to produce light opens up a world of understanding for viewers. From being in the right setting to transcription to cell behavior, observe how bioluminescence makes their world a brighter place.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the concept of high cell density in more detail
  • Print the transcript for those with auditory processing challenges
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of DNA, RNA, transcription, genes, and bioluminescence

  • Download the video in multiple formats and multiple sizes depending on your needs
  • Works well in traditional or flipped classes

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