Get Ready for Summer with Rev Up The Fun
RevUptheFun.org, an online STEM inventory for kids is expanding, thanks to great interest, and is a wonderful tool for keeping students engaged in learning over the summer months ahead. The REV Up The Fun website houses a large and growing collection of online science activities, videos, and resources for kids aged 6-12 on the topics of space, energy, environment, and wellness. “These science-based activities were designed to be done at home using simple household materials, and they’re downloadable for free,” said Sarah Post, Program and Library Support Manager at Cornerstones of Science, which helped develop the new program.
With limited in-person events and programs due to COVID, these types of well-designed online STEM activities are needed more than ever, Post noted.
New companion videos are being added on a regular basis, and a brand new series with hands-on environmental activities will start showing up in July. All the videos are shot by Maine AmeriCorps volunteers who are working with Maine Campus Compact, Cornerstones of Science, and other service projects in Maine.
“The videos are extremely well done and there’s a ‘cool factor’ for kids because the AmeriCorps volunteers are young and very approachable,” said Post.
The Rev Up The Fun science-based activities are designed to encourage at-home learning and to combat the challenge of “summer slide” and other learning losses that occur during this past year.
For the latest new video, see the new activity: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Revupthefun.org is available for free to families across the US. In Maine, Cornerstones and Maine Campus Compact are working with a few Maine Department of Education Summer Food Distribution sites to distribute the activity sheet (seen on the website) in printed form along with in-person demonstrations of the activities at a few of the sites.