In a partnership between the Madison Public Library and Lindbergh Elementary, 3rd to 5th grade students were able to create stories using stop motion animation station equipment. Madison Public Library supplied the equipment, props, and markers, and the Lindbergh Librarian supplied the instruction. Students worked in groups and spent a week during Library and REACH learning how to create stop motion animation. Stop Motion animation is defined as an animation technique that manipulates an object so that it appears to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a fast sequence (Wikipedia). Several Lindbergh students commented, "This is so cool! I can't wait to do this again." Lindbergh Elementary is super excited to partner with the Madison Public Library.
See an example of student created animation!