Kids Can Get Hands-on with MEL Science's Chemistry Kits

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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.

About Taylor Nikaci


  1. alissa a apel

    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. Vera Sweeney

    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. Brandy

    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!

  4. Neely (@Neelykins)

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

  5. Theresa

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

  6. Liz Mays

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

  7. Alli Rutherford Smith

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

  8. tp keaen

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

  9. Monica

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

  10. Pam Wattenbarger

    My kids would have loved this too. Especially when they were being homeschooled!

  11. katie smith

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

  12. Angelic Sinova

    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. Liz Mays

    I definitely like the hands-on approach to chemistry. It can be a tough subject so making it fun helps.

  14. Pam Wattenbarger

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

  15. Terri Steffes

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

  16. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    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!

  17. Theresa

    I think these are great kits to encourage more girls to participate in STEM!

  18. rachel ferrucci

    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

  19. Rachael Yerkes

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

  20. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

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

  21. Toni |

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

  22. lisa

    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!

  23. Melanie Smith

    These chemistry kits are awesome! Perfect for my son.

  24. karen

    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!

  25. Teresa | Simply Made Fun

    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!

  26. Amy Jones

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

  27. Sarah

    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!

  28. Dee

    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.

  29. Jeanette

    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.

  30. Cindy Ingalls

    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.

  31. Lindsey Paris

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

  32. Nancy L.

    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.

  33. Rachel Langer

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

  34. Michelle

    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.

  35. Wendy Polisi

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

  36. Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow)

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

  37. Blythe Alpern

    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.

  38. Mimi Green

    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.

  39. Debra

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

  40. Sarah

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

  41. Amie @ Busy Bliss

    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.

  42. Toughcookiemommy

    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.

  43. Courtneylynne

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

  44. Amanda Tempel

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

  45. Kelly Hutchinson

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

  46. crystal

    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.

  47. chei

    This looks fun! My kids will love this kit.

  48. Karlyn Cruz

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

  49. Elizabeth O.

    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!

  50. Nikki Wayne

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

  51. victoria

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

  52. Niesha Byln

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

  53. Rebecca Bryant

    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.,

  54. Lisa Thompson

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

  55. Kathy

    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. Nicole Etolen

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

  57. milenabarrett

    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. Erin

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

  59. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane

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

  60. The Mad Mommy

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

  61. Dawn McAlexander

    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. Ann Bacciaglia

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

  63. Roxanne

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

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