Bacteria: 1)single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants 2)are a large group of unicellular, prokaryote, microorganisms. Typically a few micrometres in length, bacteria have a wide range of shapes, ranging from spheres to rods and spirals. …
So, I’m going to be straight up forward about this. I’m not going to try and be extremely deep and meaningful about my word. I’m going to say it how I think of it. Because honestly… bacteria? I chose this word because I saw it hanging there all on its lonesome on the wall left with a few other rejected words. It seemed interesting and saw it as a challenge.
When I think of bacteria, I think of gross squiggly moving things under a microscope from Bill Nye the Science Guy. I also thought of how bacteria and germs can make people sick, and I immediately had a flashback to the Rugrats episode where Chucky becomes a germaphobe and wears a crazy germ suit all over the place cleaning everything. I also thought this word was kind of funny because there are so many people I know that are sick as well as myself.
When we had to go explore the line today in class it was kind of hard for me to find something specific that has to do with bacteria. As we walked around I noticed dumpsters, dog poop, even the bathroom right in the Cohen studio that could have relation to bacteria. But I thought that was almost too easy and wasn’t sure what our assignment was going to be so I just waiting until we got back in the studio to see what everyone else did. Everyone explored their word pretty well and I felt somewhat bad about it. The entire rest of the day I couldn’t stop thinking about what bacteria was to me and where I would be able to find it.
While I was sitting in my room, sneezing and blowing my nose quite a lot I realized how cool bacteria is. The bacteria that got me sick went through such a long journey. It went from my friend—>my friend coughs, sneezes, goes in my room, I hang out with them a few hours, and they use my computer—> the bacteria and germs travel through the air, my bed, from their hands to my keyboard and everything else around us—> to my hand, nose, mouth—> somehow from being around me so closely like that it foud its way into my body and attacked my immune system.
These little suckers just went through the longest journey to get to me and now are attacking my body from the inside. They sure have a lot of drive. I feel now that they are breaking down my body as we speak. WHOA ANOTHER FLASHBACK TO BILL NYE IN MR. KRANICK’S 7TH GRADE PERIOD 8 SCIENCE CLASS: I remember something about how bacteria play a major part in the food chain. The bacteria in the woods or around in nature help break down and feed off of decaying matter and organisms and help put those materials back into the great circle of life. Anther really awesome thing to think about is that bacteria are the worlds most ancient life form. They were what started life here on earth, and they also help get rid of the dyeing things on earth and recycle it back into the lovely system of life.
Now knowing everything I have forgotten from middle school and becoming sick, I now know new ways of being able to explore my word better on the line. I am no longer limited to the restrictions of the bathrooms and dumpsters, but being able to find smaller forms of life in unusual areas and look in places other than my snotty tissues.