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
How should you choose the best science gift for your child? []

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:

  1. It al­lows kids to ex­plore in­de­pen­dent­ly, giv­ing them a sense of dis­cov­er­ing or achiev­ing some­thing with their own hands. .
  2. It cap­tures kids’ at­ten­tion with a high lev­el of en­ter­tain­ment val­ue and in­ter­ac­tiv­i­ty.
  3. 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.

Performing experiments side by side with your child is a great bonding experience []

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:

Earth­quakes kit

Earthquakes kit []

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!

Sub­scribe now and get it for $26.20 with a pre­paid pay­ment plan.

Sci­ence of Light kit

Science of Light kit []

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.

Sub­scribe now and get it for $26.20 with a pre­paid pay­ment plan.

Hy­draulic Lift

Hydraulic Lift []

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.

Sub­scribe now and get it for $26.20 with a pre­paid pay­ment plan.

Learn more about MEL Kids and sub­scribe!

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:

Sub­scribe now and get it for $26.20 with a pre­paid pay­ment plan.

Elec­tric Mo­tor kit

Electric Motor kit []

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.

Sub­scribe now and get it for $26.20 with a pre­paid pay­ment plan.

Elec­tro­stat­ic Forces

Electrostatic Forces []

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.

Sub­scribe now and get it for $26.20 with a pre­paid pay­ment plan.

Al­ter­na­tive En­er­gy kit

Alternative Energy kit []

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.

Sub­scribe now and get it for $26.20 with a pre­paid pay­ment plan.

Learn more about MEL Physics and sub­scribe!

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.

Sub­scribe now and get it for $26.20 with a pre­paid pay­ment plan.

Tin kit

Tin kit []

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.

Sub­scribe now and get it for $26.20 with a pre­paid pay­ment plan.

Cop­per kit

Copper 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.

Sub­scribe now and get it for $26.20 with a pre­paid pay­ment plan.

Cor­ro­sion kit

Corrosion kit []

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.

Sub­scribe now and get it for $26.20 with a pre­paid pay­ment plan.

Learn more about MEL Chem­istry and sub­scribe!

What is MEL Sci­ence?

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

Choose your sub­scrip­tion plan

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

En­ter your ad­dress and pay­ment de­tails to get start­ed

You can pause or can­cel your sub­scrip­tion at any time.

Get your first kit* with­in 2 weeks!

*Your first MEL Chem­istry kit comes with a free Starter Kit and VR Head­set.

Your first MEL Chemistry kit comes with a free Starter Kit and VR Headset []

Get the fam­i­ly to­geth­er for a new style of sci­ence ed­u­ca­tion

This is a new way for fam­i­lies to spend time to­geth­er while chil­dren broad­en their sci­en­tif­ic hori­zons. You can can­cel your sub­scrip­tion any­time.

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.