Saturday: Towson science Saturdays

The best brainy-but-fun I've ever found in Greater Baltimore starts up again this month at <a href="http://towson.edu/hackermanacademy/Calendar_of_Events/index.asp">Towson University's free Saturday science series</a>. Words such as "lecture" and "sitting still for an hour" strike fear into the heart of most kids, and my 5-year-old daughter lost interest quickly -- despite the free snacks in the lobby.<br>
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My 8-year-old son, however, still sings bits of "Physics With a P-H not an F." That’s because the captivating <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001542" title="Albert Einstein" href="/topic/science-technology/albert-einstein-PECLB001542.topic">Albert Einstein</a> impersonator explained the Theory of Relativity to elementary and middle schoolers through songs and audience participation, which included kids making loud noises into microphones.<br>
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<i>The twice-monthly lectures run through May at Room 326 in Towson University's Smith Hall, 8000 York Road in Towson. "The Engineering and Construction of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000157" title="Statue of Liberty" href="/topic/travel/tourism-leisure/statue-of-liberty-PLTRA0000157.topic">Statue of Liberty</a>" is on Sept. 24. Hours are 10 a.m.-noon. Call 410-704-3659</i>.

( Handout photo, Baltimore Sun / September 15, 2011 )

The best brainy-but-fun I've ever found in Greater Baltimore starts up again this month at Towson University's free Saturday science series. Words such as "lecture" and "sitting still for an hour" strike fear into the heart of most kids, and my 5-year-old daughter lost interest quickly -- despite the free snacks in the lobby.

My 8-year-old son, however, still sings bits of "Physics With a P-H not an F." That’s because the captivating Albert Einstein impersonator explained the Theory of Relativity to elementary and middle schoolers through songs and audience participation, which included kids making loud noises into microphones.

The twice-monthly lectures run through May at Room 326 in Towson University's Smith Hall, 8000 York Road in Towson. "The Engineering and Construction of the Statue of Liberty" is on Sept. 24. Hours are 10 a.m.-noon. Call 410-704-3659.

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