Wingspan makes affordable cameras that do just the opposite. With their Plantcam, you can easily make time lapse videos by setting the camera to take an image at specific intervals. Their Birdcam has a built in motion sensor that activates a video camera or time lapse photo setting.
You can win one of these cameras by participating in their Cameras for Classrooms essay competition. All you need to do to enter is write a 500-750 word essay on how you would use one of these cameras in your classroom.
Check out the cool time-lapse video below. Imagine what your students could do if you let them loose with one of these!
(Note: This video was not taken using a Wingspan camera.)