When I was a kid in school my two least favorite subjects were math and science. I hated math because I am just not good at it (to this day I still stink at it) and I remember being bored in science class. Now that I am an adult, I wish I had listened more in science because a lot of that knowledge is relevant in my adult life, but hey – I thought I knew it all back then and wouldn’t have listened to my future self anyways.
Anyhow, now I’m the mom and both of my boys love science and math. They especially like science and because of that, we do lots of science experiments in our house. It makes my heart happy that they are learning and don’t even know it. Because my boys love doing science experiments so much, when MEL Science asked me to check out some of their chemistry sets I just couldn’t refuse. Especially since the kids are on summer vacation and I want to make sure I keep their brains active while they’re away from school.
MEL Science is changing science education through a subscription service of nearly 100 interactive chemistry sets chocked full of experiments per year with free mobile apps for iPads, iPhones, Android smartphones and tablets. Even cooler, MEL Science kits are VR-based, and the kit’s complementary Google Cardboard device integrates perfectly with VR to emphasize 3D graphics, macro photos, and videos that allow both kids, parents, and science buffs to view molecules up-close. Here’s a YouTube video of the MEL Science chemistry kit in action.
MEL Science is interactive, totally hands-on, and safe (no explosions or harmful substances) alternative to the mundanity of memorizing facts, words, and dates when learning science. The kits themselves are essentially a do-it-at-home year-long chemistry course designed by real scientists and is, in fact, the only chemistry kit to ever be recommended by Science Magazine!
My family received a couple of chemistry sets to do and my boys had a blast completing them.
One of the kits we had was the Tin kit & we ended up growing two things with that one kit.
If you like what you are hearing and want to subscriber, you will get two innovative chemistry sets every month, delivered by mail.
How it works:
Simply enter your address and payment information and you are in. You can cancel your subscription at any moment.
2. Receive the starter Kit.
After you subscribe, you will receive the Starter Kit, which includes the main equipment and the first two experiment sets.
3. Get two new experiment sets every month.
Each month, you will receive two sets with amazing experiments!
4. Do science on the weekend.
You can open a new set twice a month. Performing these experiments with your family will become the best part of your weekend!
But what is the Starter Kit? The Starter Kit includes the main chemistry equipment you will need to do the experiments.
Each of the MEL Science’s 38 sets contains a experiments on a certain topic. The set contains everything you will need to perform each experiment:
- Additional equipment
- Detailed step-by-step instructions
- Links to the video instructions
If you are anything like me, you’re probably wondering about how safe their sets are. Not to worry because they are all 100% safe!! Sets comply to European regulation EN 71-4 on safety of experiments sets. Every experiment set has been tested by schoolchildren aged 12+ and they will not send you any experiments that involve explosives.
Plus all of the instructions are very clear. The graphic instructions are so detailed that your children will be able to do the experiments easily. All experiments are performed using practical single-use lab ware and yes, the reactions have been verified. All of the experiments will work.
If you are thinking about subscribing, a monthly package of two boxes costs $49.90. These prices include free shipping. You will be charged with monthly fee several days before shipment. Starter kit and reagent pack are shipped for free.
If your kids love science, what are you waiting for? Sign up for MEL Science monthly deliveries now and get ready to bond with your family over science.