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Moko: The Inundated Plain

5 minutes 55 seconds

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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 and Mei-Lei are gathering seashells in between the rocks on the white sand beach to decorate the village's houses. Moko asks Mei-Lei if they can go to other beaches to try to find other shells. Mei-Lei likes the idea and goes to ask a fisherman to take them to another beach on his boat. Just beyond the village Moko sees a vast plain that has been flooded with water. He thinks this must have been the great wave, flooding the field with water so that the rice would grow. This is when Mei-Lei picks up a magnificent seashell and Moko believes that it must surely be a gift from the ocean. Moko and Mei-Lei make their way back home, carrying their gift and happy to have seen wonderful new places. They are certain that the ocean must know an underground passage in which it sends waves every now and then to feed the rivers and the fields.

Media Details

Runtime: 5 minutes 55 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