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MOLES - What is out there?

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Duration: 1x18 min., 1x17 min. & 35 min. Language: English (US English), Spanish, French, Korean, Japanese, Turkish, Russian Technical data: Resolution available up to 4K Audience: 4-8 year olds (family show)

MOLES's story revolves around a young mole named Plato. Plato lives deep underground in a dark burrow full of mystery and surprises together with his mum and dad. He is a restless, curious and thoughtful creature. Plato is fascinated by the light that penetrates the entrance to his home. Sometimes it is lit; sometimes it is off... Why could that be? Our young friend is desperate to see what is out there in the outside world and one day he finally gets to see it all! Plato discovers day and night, the sun and the moon, and the stars!

Plato’s best friends are Alfa, Beta and Gamma with whom he loves to sing… and go treasure hunting! Good thing that the professor Socrates keeps an eye on our young friends… as sometimes things can get a little out of hand…! The story has been inspired by the Greek philosopher Plato's "Myth of the Cave".

In this co-production of Antares FullDome Productions and Mediuscula, young children will be introduced to the fascinating world of astronomy in a fun, simple and very humorous way, hand in hand with the little mole. The animated characters and the attractive backdrops of this full dome entertainment show will keep the audience captivated.

Moles is also available as an interactive learning kit consisting of a puppet theater, book and CD-ROM (2nd edition). You can order your copies throug Mediúscula.

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Science Education Content

Moles – What is out there? is a family show especially appealing to children between ages 4-8.

Moles integrates traditional storytelling with digital media to entertain children and awaken their interest in astronomy and nature. By following the adventures of Moles and his friends, children will learn basic concepts about science, and astronomy in particular, while having a great time.

Moles focuses on what day and night are, the Sun and Moon, and introduces the stars. It presents basic concepts of the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun. It explains in an easy and understandable way what light pollution is and why it is difficult to see the stars in the city. These concepts are presented in an entertaining show that encourages children to question everything and proactively find out the answers to any questions they might have.

Show content is relevant in the following subject areas:

Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth and Space Science Standards

  • objects in the sky: Sun, Moon
  • the role of Earth rotation and how it creates night and day
  • properties of motion in space
  • properties of solar system objects
  • motions and forces
  • gravity

Science as Inquiry

  • Understanding what day and night are
  • Understanding what the Sun is made of
  • Learning to become independent thinkers and inquirers about the natural world
  • Learning to use the skills and abilities associated with science

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

  • Understanding about science (in particularly the methods of astronomy)
  • Exploring attitudes toward science as citizens

This show adheres to principles put forth in the National Academy of Sciences' Education Standards (USA) published in 1996. For more details, visit the NAS Standards Web site.