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Cinema Bayville

Teacher's Guide

Introduction and Standards

In Cinema Bayville, students can view short video pieces about various Bay-related topics.

Standards Addressed
The video clips in Cinema Bayville are about different Bay-related topics. The content of some of the clips connects to specific Maryland Science standards. Use the links below to explore the standards for each clip.


Creatures and Critters

CLIP:  In Green Obscurity

3.0 Life Science

Grade 5
A. Diversity of Life

  1. Explain the idea that in any particular environment, some kinds of plants and animals survive well, some less well, and some cannot survive at all.
    1. Explain that the survival of individual organisms and entire populations can be affected by sudden (flood, Tsunami) or slow (global warming, air pollution) changes in the environment.

Grade 4
F. Ecology

  1. Explain ways that individuals and groups of organisms interact with each other and their environment.
    1. Explain that changes in an organism’s habitat are sometimes beneficial to it and sometimes harmful.

Grade 6
F. Ecology

  1. Give reasons supporting the fact that the number of organisms an environment can support depends on the physical conditions and resources available.
    1. Explain that populations increase or decrease relative to the availability of resources and the conditions of the environment.
    2. Identify and describe factors that could limit populations within any environment, such as disease, introduction of a nonnative species, depletion of resources, etc.
6.0 Environmental Science

Grade 5
B. Environmental Issues

  1. Recognize and describe that consequences may occur when Earth’s natural re­sources are used.
    1. Explain how human activities, such as recycling centers, native plantings in schoolyard habitats, and good farming practices may have positive consequences on the natural environment.
    2. Explain how human activities such as damage or destruction done to habitats; air, water, land and/or noise pollution, may have a negative consequence
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