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Moko: The Desert Wind

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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 thinks that somewhere lies a creature that blows so hard that it makes the boughs of trees quiver and creates the desert dunes. He believes that the clouds flee before the wind comes because they are afraid of the creature. He decides to go look for it. Tired after walking beneath the hot sun, a fresh, light breeze makes his rest more pleasant. However, the creature is actually the Harmattan blowing over West Africa.

Media Details

Runtime: 5 minutes 51 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