Time lapse is a tool or process that could be used in any content area. These short videos condense slow movement or motion into a concise video. In a science class room they could be used to show movement of plants bending over time in relation to light.
As an art teacher, I could use this time lapse in a documentary photography course to show movement over the course of the day (i.e. traffic in a city, sunrise and sunset, cloud formations, and process of experienced artists at work.) Students could also use this tool in an assignment to show their own art skills learned within a specific course.
In my example time lapse videos I have used this tool to show oil painting techniques such as glazing which adds small layers of change to already dried areas of paint as well as throwing pottery on the wheel.