Aug 082016

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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:

1. Subscribe!
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.

Starter kit

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:

  • Reagents
  • 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.

  87 Responses to “Kids Can Get Hands-on with MEL Science’s Chemistry Kits”

  1. That is fun! My boys would love this kit. It’s a perfect Christmas idea. Yes I’m odd, and started getting Christmas presents already.

  2. What a fun set of science experiments!! I am always looking for ways to keep the kids learning during the summer, they would love these!

  3. Those are very cool kits. Maybe not quite as cool as the ones we had as kids, but I’ll bet a LOT safer! 😉

  4. My kids love science and having a hands on chemistry kit would make them be more creative I am sure. They would also actually do this together, rare to find an activity all three of my kids would do together due to the age gap of oldest being a girl then younger two being boys!

  5. I used to LOVE science kits as a kid. They are so much fun!

  6. I hated math and science too. Thankfully, both of my girls love and excel in those subjects. I bet they would love these kits.

  7. Seriously, how cool is that? The three of them look super intense about it too. Clearly they’re having a great time!

  8. My grandsons would love a chemistry set subscription. What a great Christmas gift this would be – so unique and educational at the same time.

  9. This looks amazing. My boys are big into science and all things discovery like. I’ll have to pick one up.

  10. So cool! My kids would be all over this. What great learning fun!

  11. What fun. Man I can’t wait till my kids are older and we do this with them. Keep up the fun learning!!!

  12. I LOVE that MEL Science is interactive, totally hands-on, and safe! I’m definitely a visual/hands on learner and I would have LOVED this as a kid. It’s so important for kids to have things that are fun yet educational.

  13. These kits look really cool. What a fun way to get your kids interested in science using real life application.

  14. That’s seriously fun stuff. I’ll be sharing this with some of parents in the neighborhood. I know they will love it.

  15. How much fun is this!! As a chemical engineer myself, I totally love to encourage my daughters to explore science and math. These kits sound like the perfect way to do just that!

  16. I loved doing these when I was a kid and I can’t wait for prince to be old enough to get into them. These are great

  17. I love that you can get subscriptions for things like science kits! Very cool. I bet my kids would love this so much.

  18. That is so cool! I remember playing with science kits when I was a kid. It was amazing.

  19. This is so cool! It makes learning science more fun to learn! Kids and adults will surely love doing these experiments!

  20. These look awesome. I am a huge fan of science and chemistry and I think my girls would love to try these. They love anything they can experiment on!

  21. These chemistry kits are awesome! Perfect for my son.

  22. Seriously – everyone should have these types of hands-on activities in their homes! It makes learning fun and its not on a computer. There are lots of these that are incredibly fascinating for kids!

  23. My husband would FLIP over this! He loves Science and Math and I know that he would love to do this kind of stuff with our son as he gets older. I’m like you, I was never good at Math and Science, so I’m hoping my kids love it like their dad!

  24. This looks great! A good way to have fun and also learn for kids

  25. This looks like a great kit to purchase, chemistry really can be fun. I Love that they have these out there for families to purchase, even big kids could have a blast with this kit!

  26. Now this is a really cool item that I know my kid would love to have. The price is a little high but I guess worth it for two test kits.

  27. I would love to try one of these chemistry sets with my son. We both like science it would be a lot of fun I think.

  28. These kits look even better than the ones I had as a kid. I love all the fun experiments you can perform with your kids.

  29. I grew up doing stuff like this before it was cool because my Dad is a scientist .It really helped me as an adult!

  30. These are the coolest science kits ever! My kids always enjoyed experiments when they were younger and now my daughter’s favorite subject is chemistry.

  31. My boys do love science! This would be an absolutely fantastic Christmas idea for them. They are so hard to shop for.

  32. These MEL science kits look very educational and appear to make learning fun as well. I wish this had been around when I was in school perhaps I would have been more interested in learning.

  33. Thanks for sharing this! I am pinning this and going to get it for my boys. It is just what they need.

  34. This sounds like a great birthday gift ideas for parents. Our son is a budding scientist and he’d enjoy this kit!

  35. I loved science in school, especially when we doing experiments. I used to have a science experiment kit when I was kid and these totally remind me of them.

  36. This is really cool, my son is all about science and math. He does a lot of at home STEM activities so this would be perfect for him.

  37. This sounds like something my older daughter would absolutely love! It is totally her kind of fun!

  38. That looks like so much fun! I wish that there were things like this when I was a kid!

  39. Oh, I wish my boys were old enough for this! My 7 year old is always asking for experiments to do over the weekend. They both love these hands on type of activities.

  40. Those experiments look like so much fun! I love when I can trick my kiddos into learning 🙂

  41. These Chemistry sets are amazing and I can just imagine all of the Science activities that can be done with them. It’s a great way to keep the learning going during the summer.

  42. What a fun science kit! I bet my daughter would love it!

  43. This looks like so much fun, and such an awesome way to get kids interested in science! Everyone should try these with their kids.

  44. Not only is it educational for kids, it looks really fun, too! I bet the kids have a blast with it.

  45. That is so fun! I actually really liked science, but my kids are outgrowing my abilities. This would be fun for all of us to do together.

  46. This looks fun! My kids will love this kit.

  47. Wow, this is very educational and sounds like a very fun activity for the kids.

  48. It’s great when kids are interested in Science and Math, isn’t it? You can’t help but feel proud. I’m glad you found subscription boxes that help feed their curiosity! I’m sure a lot of parents will like this box!

  49. Wow, what a fun way to explore chemistry. This is really nice.

  50. This is absolutely looks cool. I bet my nephew and nieces would love this for sure

  51. These are nice kits for kids. I want to give this for my nephews, sounds really cool.

  52. My son loves science. This would be awesome for him to have on hand to play with. May even inspire him to do a great science project.,

  53. We totally need to check out MEL Science kits. My twins love science projects and so does my hubby!

  54. I’d love to make the hedgehog! My son loves science and math too. I’m glad. 🙂

  55. That looks like a lot of fun. I love Science! There is so much you can do. My girls love to do these kinds of things too.

  56. I want this for my son. Looks like a very exciting and wonderful experienced!

  57. My boys would love this kit! I like keeping things like this in the house for rainy days, snow days and holidays when they need something to do.

  58. I absolutely have to get this for my kids! My two older sons would LOVE it! Seriously, love it!

  59. What a super cool kit! I bet kiddo would think this was fun as she has really gotten in to science lately.

  60. Oh man, my son and my husband would love this! I think I better look into getting some of these kits!

  61. These are great! It’s wonderful to see kids get so interested in science with these kits. It’s a very important part of the education process.

  62. This is the perfect subscription box for my kids. They are always looking at different Science experiments online.

  63. That looks awesome! I can’t wait to check these out for my own kids. They will love it

  64. That would make a great holiday gift for my nephew. The gift that keeps on giving! Love it.

  65. This looks so fun, what a great way to get your kids involved in something that teaches them this summer.

  66. My son loves to do science activities and I am sure that he will love this. This is a great bonding for me and my son too!

  67. My nephew will love this. He’s into all Science and experimenting stuff. Start them young.

  68. These are so neat! I used to love doing science kits similar to this when I was younger and I know my kids would enjoy them.

  69. They really make it more fun to learn! There ought to be more boxes and sets that offer great opportunities for doers and watchers.

  70. These look waayyyyy too cool!! So fun and educational 🙂

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  71. This kit seems great! I personally love science kits. My kids would love this.

  72. I think my boys would love these science sets – me as well! Anything that promotes learning and has nothing to do with screen time!

  73. When my son grow a little bit older, I will buy some of these kits and we will both explore chemistry.

  74. My kids would go nuts for this! A subscription service that is actually worth paying for. Great concept!

  75. These kits look so fun!! I can see the whole family wanting to get involved in these kinds of activities!

  76. This is a fun subscription box. I am sure my kids will enjoy every shipment.

  77. I used to LOVE science kits as a kid. So unique and educational at the same time!

  78. When I was a kid, chemistry kits were extremely popular. We used to get a few chemicals in small glass bottles all incorporated in a cardboard box set. This is different and better than those chemistry kits.

  79. Wow! How awesome are these kits? I know my younger cousins would absolutely love to play with these. Plus it’s a bonus because they will also be learning!

  80. This sounds like so much fun! I love all these subscription services that concentrate on education. It is awesome to find fun things to engage my kids’ interests.

  81. Both of my kids have such a lovely for science. This would be something that they would totally love.

  82. I wish they had these kinds of things when I was a kid, it definitely would have helped me be more interested in science, which I didn’t like at all. I’d love to get this for my nephew, I really think he’d enjoy it.

  83. How fun! I’ll check it out and thanks for sharing.

  84. I like it when kids and even the father and other members of the family help each other to finish one task or experiment. Love the way your kids appreciate other forms of sciences.