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Moko: The Changing Moon

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Moko is an explorer. As he travels the world continent by continent, he makes many friends and discovers many natural phenomena which sometimes delight him, and other times scare him. Each animated episode recounts an adventure and takes an "original story" approach to explaining these natural phenomena. In this episode, Moko wonders why the moon changes shape so often. Sometimes, when he sees the moon rising in the distance like the sun, he thinks that by walking towards the horizon he could get closer and find out more. That way he could even ask the moon itself. During his long walk towards the ever-receding horizon, Moko watches the moon constantly changing shape. Sometimes it's a crescent like a smile, sometimes a disc of light; sometimes it's white, sometimes yellowish. It travels across the sky but you can't see it moving. One night, Moko decides to watch the moon perform its lovely dance among the stars. He figures he'll never reach the horizon, and in fact maybe the moon just wants to put on a show, to be watched more often.

Media Details

Runtime: 5 minutes 50 seconds

Illustration of rain falling on a rock. Caption: It is a very slow process that happens over millions of years.
Moko
Episode 1
5 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of two people walking, one wearing a knapsack with an iguana on their head. Caption: "We have got to warn my village. The mountain is angry.
Moko
Episode 2
5 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of a small single-sail boat dwarfed by a menacing wave. Caption: "about your tornados, winds, and currents.
Moko
Episode 3
5 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of a stream of water being heated by underground magma. Caption: In its heated state, the water wants to escape the spring
Moko
Episode 4
5 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of low, round huts with a person walking through them. Caption: Arriving home, Moko saw that the moon was there in the sky.
Moko
Episode 5
5 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of a rainbow against the sky. Caption: What a surprise, the rainbow was back!
Moko
Episode 6
5 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of a tree with a few leaves on the branches. Caption: This bark can be very thin, or quite thick.
Moko
Episode 7
5 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of a stream of water falling down the side of a mountain. Caption: Waterfalls are often stronger during spring,
Moko
Episode 8
5 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of cold air near the ground and warm air at higher elevation. Caption: Winds are born between these air zones.
Moko
Episode 9
5 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of a river and tree partially obscured by grayish-white thin clouds. Caption: When we can see through the cloud, we call it a mist.
Moko
Episode 10
5 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5

Viewer Comments

  • Tiny spooner
    Ted D. (DCMP Staff)
    September 24th, 2014 at 09:22 AM

    Debra, the producer provided Teacher Guides for all Moko titles except for "White Beaches Island" and "The Changing Moon."

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    DEBRA G. (Roseville, MI)
    September 18th, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Why is there no Student Activity or Teacher's Guide for this title? (All the other Moko titles have them) Thanks