How does it work?
Why are MEL Chemistry subscriptions great for schools and after-school classes?
Once a month, you will receive one set covering a designated chemistry topic.
Everyone in the group receives the same experiments, reagents, and instructions.
The sets contain enough reagents to conduct each experiment at least twice.
You can pause your subscription for summer and winter vacations – or just anytime for up to three months.
Our sets have a shelf life of at least one year, and the majority can last for longer.
The sets comply with European safety norms EN 71-4. There are no experiments with explosions.
VR experience & mobile app
Every MEL Chemistry subscription is supported by a handy mobile app and VR chemistry lessons.
VR lessons are compatible with almost any mobile phone using the VR headset included in your first delivery.
VR lessons are 3-5 minutes long and align with a standard K-12 school curriculum.
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We offer discounts for bulk orders starting from five subscriptions per order.
Have a look at some of the experiments available through our subscription
I just wanted to say as a school how happy we are with the quality of the kits and the service you provide. Our students love the kits and as a result learning about chemistry!
Your kits have provided us as a school the opportunity to carry out ‘real chemistry’ which we otherwise would not be able to do.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I subscribe my class?
Please fill out and submit the contact form on our webpage, and our school representative will contact you shortly.
What are the minimum and the maximum lengths for a school subscription?
We offer nine-month and twelve-month school subscriptions. Subscriptions can be extended up to 24 months if you’d like to study chemistry in more depth.
Can you ship all the sets at once?
Unfortunately, no. Your class will receive one package per subscription per calendar month.
In what order will the sets be shipped to my school?
The order of the sets depends on when you subscribe. Their first month, every subscriber receives a free Starter Kit with all necessary equipment, the first experiment set, and a free VR headset for the VR chemistry lessons.
Please contact our school representative regarding the order of subsequent sets.
How long do MEL Chemistry experiments take?
Most of our experiments are designed to be conducted in one hour or less. You can find more information regarding timing on the description page.
Can students use MEL Chemistry sets in pairs?
Yes, they can. However, this will likely mean that students will not be able to work 100% independently or use the Starter Kit equipment freely. If you’d like each student to conduct his or her own experiment, we would suggest that you order a subscription for each student in your class.
Can I order additional reagents to repeat the experiments?
Each experiment set includes enough reagents to conduct each experiment at least twice. Since our sets are often shipped internationally, we cannot offer replacements for individual reagents. We can, however, provide replacements for whole sets.
Are the experiments safe?
Yes, they are. We have made every effort to ensure that our experiments are as safe as possible:
- The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has compiled a special list of substances that are allowed in children’s chemistry sets (EN 71-4). We only use substances from this list.
- None of our experiments include explosions.
- We painstakingly identify the safest way to carry out each experiment.
- All experiments have been tested in schools and/or in after-school clubs.
- Each experiment includes detailed visual step-by-step instructions.
What is the shelf life of your experiment sets?
Our sets have a shelf life of at least 1 year, and the majority can last for longer.
To which countries do you ship your sets?
Our subscription is currently limited to the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom