I teach youth and family classes at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Over the years, I've developed a number of classes that use LEGO as a teaching tool. Topics include medieval technology, construction equipment, towers and bridges, cars, and space exploration.
Inspired by this blog, I created a class called LEGO Micro Design. We learn about scale and a bit about digital photography. But mostly, we build.
Students don't get to keep what they build. We use a lightbox to take photos, which are then uploaded to private photosets on Flickr, so the students have access to their photos.
Here are some samples of work that students have done in this class. I'll write more about this class and post additional photos in the next few days.