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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.


Past, Present, and Future

CLIP: The Bay’s Muddy History

2.0 Earth/Space Science

Grade 4
B.  Earth History

  1. Recognize and explain that fossils provide evidence about the plants and animals that lived long ago and about the nature of the environment at that time.
    1. Identify what an animal or plant fossil is able to tell about the environment in which it lived.

Grade 5
A.  Materials and Processes that Shape a Planet

  1. Cite and describe the processes that cause rapid or slow changes in Earth’s surface.
    a. Identify and describe events such as tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and flooding which change surface features rapidly.

Grade 6
Materials and Processes that Shape a Planet

  1. Cite evidence to demonstrate and explain that physical weathering and chemical weathering cause changes to Earth materials.
    1. Identify examples of physical weathering, such as the effect of wind, ice, etc. and describe the changes caused in each.
6.0 Environmental Science

Grade 8
B. Environmental Issues

  1. Recognize and explain how human activities can accelerate or magnify many naturally occurring changes.
    1. Identify and describe how natural processes, such as natural disasters, cyclic climate change, flooding, volcanic eruptions, drought, soil erosion, sedimentation in watersheds, natural selection, population cycles, extinction, forest fires, and deforestation change the environment.

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