Science gifts for kids
Toys are an important part of any child’s world.
And while they are fun to play with, they can also help introduce and explore otherwise complex or perplexing concepts like scientific laws. This can be achieved through:
- Explaining the nature of things
- Encouraging critical thinking
- Favoring creativity
- Being fun to play with!
Today you’ll find out:
- What are the best science toys for kids?
- How should you choose the best science gift for your child?
- What is MEL Kids?
- What is MEL Physics?
- What is MEL Chemistry?
- What is MEL Science?
- How our subscription works
- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best science toys for kids?
There are many science toys on the market, but one truly achieves its purpose if it meets the following criteria:
- It allows kids to explore independently, giving them a sense of discovering or achieving something with their own hands. .
- It captures kids’ attention with a high level of entertainment value and interactivity.
- It inspires a further thirst for knowledge and instills the critical thinking skills that underlie any scientific examination.
And hey, don’t forget about yourself! Performing experiments side by side with your child is a great bonding experience. It’s a captivating and rewarding way to spend time together.
How should you choose the best science gift for your child?
When you choose a present for your child, it’s crucial to factor in their current interests. Passion for physics or chemistry may appear at a very young age, and encouraging it is a great idea! However, we strongly recommend observing the age limits for our products due to safety regulations.
MEL Kids: ages 5–9+
Learning the underlying causes behind incredible natural phenomena is a great start to your science journey. MEL Kids offers several kits on this topic:
We frequently hear news about earthquakes, but why and how do they strike? Find out with our “Earthquakes” kit, which includes your very own seismograph and a paper building experiment!
Whether it’s bright sunshine or a dimmer electric glow, we are used to light being practically omnipresent. Discovering its nature allowed humanity to transform and use it for such complex purposes as smartphone screens or LCD TVs. The “Science of Light” kit will give your child a glimpse into the essence of light and polarizers in particular.
Liquid has long been a convenient test subject for physics experiments and engineering. We are no exception to that tradition – our “Hydraulic Lift” experiment has been designed to explain both states of matter and how we can utilize them in everyday life.
MEL Physics: ages 8–14+
Physics has always been a critical foundation for humanity’s progress. Electricity, in particular, has revolutionized the way we live, and these MEL Physics kits will help you master it:
Atomic, water, and coal power plants all produce electricity following the same principle discovered by Michael Faraday in the 1830s. The experiments included in this kit will not only allow your child to begin to explore electricity, but also use it to assemble functioning electrical circuits.
Electricity isn’t just about power. Exploring its magnetic nature is key to understanding how power plants work and how electricity is converted into current.
Today, humanity is rapidly progressing towards a green future in which power will be exclusively produced from renewable sources. Look into this future with your kid while constructing the small wind, solar, and heat power plants included in the “Alternative Energy” kit.
MEL Chemistry: ages 10–14+
Every day, we encounter numerous chemical elements capable of showing unexpected character if properly combined. MEL Chemistry is the gateway to this colorful and dazzling world of unexpected transformations.
We mostly encounter tin as a critical component of such alloys as bronze or pewter. But it can reveal its true crystalline and spiky nature both in combination with other substances and in nature. Give your child the tools to explore it with the “Tin” kit.
The bluish bloom you can spot on ancient bronze statues, swords, and armor is the direct result of the oxidation of copper. Our “Copper” kit unlocks the rest of copper’s palette – from dark blue to sparkling orange.
Despite being a natural process, corrosion is strongly associated with decay and collapse in our culture. Objects and structures made from steel and iron become an inevitable target of corrosion if exposed to humid air or water. The experiments from the “Corrosion” kit will explain why water poses such a danger to iron and what can be done to avert this threat.
What is MEL Science?
We believe that the best approach to education is through firsthand experience. We strive to make the laws of science tangible, vivid, and unforgettable. And also… fun. That’s why our team includes more than 10 PhDs who prepare thorough descriptions and explanations, and extends all the way to the growing number of kids and their parents who crash-test the enjoyability.
We take safety seriously as well. Our kits are thoroughly tested in laboratories and comply with US and EU safety regulations (EN 71-4), meeting the strictest standards.
How our subscription works
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We offer 3 subscription options for your convenience:
- US$34.90 monthly payments
- US$31.10/month for a 9-month subscription
- US$26.20/month for a 12-month subscription
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*Your first MEL Chemistry kit comes with a free Starter Kit and VR Headset.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does the subscruption consist of?
The physical aspect of the MEL Science subscription consists of monthly delivery of a box with hands-on experiments covering a designated topic. Digitally, you receive access to VR/AR lessons packs in Chemistry, Physics, and basic STEM, as well as access to live webinars conducted by rock-star science teachers. Every subscriber also gets access to the MEL Science app, where you can find a virtual assistant to make the experiments easier and a wide range of science content.
How much does it cost?
Subscriptions start at $26/mo.
What is the recommended age range for the product?
When you press “Get started,” you will be offered a choice of multiple courses. Each course has its own age range: STEM is recommended for children ages 5 and up, Physics for children ages 8 and up, and Chemistry for children ages 10 and up.
Can I buy an individual experiment kit?
Currently there is no such option; however, we hope to introduce this opportunity in the near future.
Can I cancel or pause my subscription?
You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time with one click from your profile. You can also reactivate your subscription at any time.
Do I need to pay for shipping?
There are no additional charges when shipping to US addresses.