We placed a small piece of flannelette over the one ice cube snow person, to simulate the smiley snowman’s hat, scarf and blanket.
Placed them on the kitchen counter and set up the camera to take a photo every 5 minutes for 4 hours. I had no idea how long it would take to melt. It turned out we only needed 2 hours of filming.
Not only did this spark some science talk, but the use of time lapse photography has intrigued the girls and we have plans to use it in a variety of different ways. One idea is to aim the camera out our kitchen window (which faces west) and capture the view over the course of an entire 24 hour period. I have a feeling it would look pretty amazing. Just another way that books can turn on a child’s imagination and expand their learning experiences.