Information & Pricing for Charter Schools and orders with grant funding

Ordering for charter schools

Click here to see if MEL Science is already approved at your school. If yes — choose the product(s) that suits you best and contact your school coordinator to place an order. If not — please email your teacher requesting to add MEL Science as an approved vendor.

Please ask your school coordinator to send all subscription or bundle purchase orders to homeschool@melscience.com.

After your purchase order has been received and processed (please allow 7 days), you will receive the first package within 7–14 days. All other packages will be shipped monthly. You’ll receive one kit by the end of each month. Bundles will be delivered within 2–3 weeks of processing.

When submitting a purchase order, please clarify if you are a first-time customer or are renewing a subscription.

Shipping costs are included in all listed prices and can be omitted from purchase orders. Please include any sales tax if applicable.

Please click here to see the educational materials for some of the kits.

How to buy MEL Science using your grant

Here you can find detailed instructions on how to buy MEL Science using your grant.

So far, MEL Science is approved as a vendor in:

  • 100+ CA&AK charter schools
  • FL with StepUpForStudents
  • WV with Hope Scholarship
  • IN with ESA
  • ID with Empowering parents
  • OH with ACE
  • KS with KEEP
  • NH EFA with ClassWallet
  • NC ESA+ with ClassWallet
  • AZ ESA with ClassWallet
  • TX SSES with ClassWallet

Use the following section to find instructions for your state.

Ohio. Afterschool Child Enrichment

I Direct purchase

  1. You can purchase MEL Science using your own funds directly on our website melscience.com and get your MEL Science kit within 3–8 business days.
  2. Submit your claim following the instructions here: https://help.aceohio.org/how-to-submit-a-claim

II Invoice purchase

  1. Use this website to place an order. No payment is required at this stage.
  2. After you place the order, you'll receive an email with a pdf invoice download link and instructions on how to proceed.
Indiana. Education Scholarship Account
  1. Use this website to place an order. No payment is required at this stage.
  2. After you place the order, you’ll receive an email with a pdf invoice download link and instructions on how to proceed.
West Virginia. Hope Scholarship

Buy MEL Science products on MyScholarShop.

  1. Use your login credentials to access MyScholarShop here https://www.stepupforstudents.org/
  2. Search for «MEL Science» with the search bar and submit the purchase order.
  3. Once approved, you’ll receive your first MEL Science kit within 2–10 business days!
Florida. StepUpForStudents

Buy MEL Science products on MyScholarShop.

  1. Use your login credentials to access MyScholarShop here https://www.stepupforstudents.org/
  2. Search for «MEL Science» with the search bar and submit the purchase order.
  3. Once approved, you’ll receive your first MEL Science kit within 2–10 business days!
Idaho. Empowering parents grant

Buy MEL Science on Odyssey marketplace

  1. Log into the Odyssey marketplace with your credentials via the link: https://app.withodyssey.com/en/parents/
  2. Search for «MEL Science» with the search bar and send the enrollment request.
  3. Once approved, you’ll receive a transaction request from MEL Science.
  4. Approve the transaction and receive your first MEL Science kit within 2–10 business days!
Kansas. Kansas Educational Enrichment Program
  1. Visit the MEL Science Marketplace: https://keep-with-mel-science.myshopify.com/
  2. Select the item you would like to purchase.
  3. Enter your student’s Award Number in the KEEP award number field. How do I find my student’s award number?
  4. Enter your student’s First and Last Name in the next field.
  5. Select Add to cart or Buy it now. Please note: each student must have separate orders placed.
  6. Upon checkout, enter your email and shipping address.
  7. Confirm your order and then download your order confirmation as a PDF file or screenshot.
  8. Visit app.keep.ks.gov or open the KEEP Claims app and submit a claim by attaching your purchase order in place of a receipt.
North Carolina. ClassWallet

I Direct purchase: up to 1 week approval process.

  1. You can log in to the NC ClassWallet marketplace, search for “MEL Science” and make a purchase immediately.
  2. Once our purchase is approved by the program admin — you’ll get your order within 3-8 business days.

II Invoice request: up to 8 weeks approval process

  1. Visit this website and choose the product(s) that suit you best.
  2. Make an order to get an invoice via email. No payment is required at this stage.
  3. Follow the instructions in the order confirmation email.
  4. Once your invoice is approved — you’ll get your order within 3-8 business days.
New Hampshire. ClassWallet

I Direct purchase: up to 1 week approval process.

  1. You can log in to the NH ClassWallet marketplace, search for “MEL Science” and make a purchase immediately.
  2. Once our purchase is approved by the program admin — you’ll get your order within 3-8 business days.

II Invoice request: up to 8 weeks approval process

  1. Visit this website and choose the product(s) that suit you best.
  2. Make an order to get an invoice via email. No payment is required at this stage.
  3. Follow the instructions in the order confirmation email.
  4. Once your invoice is approved — you’ll get your order within 3-8 business days.
Arizona. ClassWallet

I Direct purchase: up to 1 week approval process.

  1. You can log in to the AZ ClassWallet marketplace, search for “MEL Science” and make a purchase immediately.
  2. Once our purchase is approved by the program admin — you’ll get your order within 3-8 business days.

II Invoice request: up to 8 weeks approval process

  1. Visit this website and choose the product(s) that suit you best.
  2. Make an order to get an invoice via email. No payment is required at this stage.
  3. Follow the instructions in the order confirmation email.
  4. Once your invoice is approved — you’ll get your order within 3-8 business days.
Texas. ClassWallet

I Direct purchase: up to 1 week approval process.

  1. You can log in to the TX ClassWallet marketplace, search for “MEL Science” and make a purchase immediately.
  2. Once our purchase is approved by the program admin — you’ll get your order within 3-8 business days.

II Invoice request: up to 8 weeks approval process

  1. Visit this website and choose the product(s) that suit you best.
  2. Make an order to get an invoice via email. No payment is required at this stage.
  3. Follow the instructions in the order confirmation email.
  4. Once your invoice is approved — you’ll get your order within 3-8 business days.

Available products

Prepaid Monthly Subscription — Kits shipped monthly

MEL Science offers educational subscription boxes with breathtaking hands-on experiments powered by immersive augmented reality/virtual reality lessons and pre-recorded video lessons.

If you were previously subscribed to our products, please note this on your purchase order. For chemistry subscriptions, please clarify whether or not you need a new Starter Kit. Subscriptions do not renew automatically.

Options

MEL Chemistry – ages 10–16+

2–3 experiments per month, VR lessons, and pre-recorded video lessons. VR headset is included.

MEL Physics – ages 8–14+

Hands-on experiments, VR lessons, and pre-recorded video lessons. Subscriptions do not renew automatically. VR headset is not included.

MEL STEM – ages 5–9+

STEM projects accompanied by an augmented reality mobile app. Subscriptions do not renew automatically. VR headset is not included.

Price

12 months non-renewing subscription — $449.90, $6/mo shipping included in price. You will receive up to 6 monthly sets with your first shipment so you can plan the lessons ahead.

Renewals

All of our subscriptions are capped at 12 months. You can also switch to another product.

Consolidated Bundles — All kits shipped in one package

Please be aware that bundle contents are fixed. If you have previously subscribed to a MEL Science product, you may receive duplicate kits. Bundles are best suited for new customers. Subscriptions started after receiving a bundle will account for the bundle’s contents and avoid duplicates.

MEL Med Bundle — $225.90

Ages 14+. This pack includes 21 experiments, each of which can be repeated twice. All kits are accompanied by mobile app guidelines and virtual patients, allowing for an immersive and interactive learning experience. Bundle contents may vary depending on available stock.

  • Therapy (eight experiments)
  • Pharmacy (seven experiments)
  • Laboratory Diagnostics (six experiments)
MEL Physics bundle — $299.90

Ages 8–14+. This pack includes 6 kits. VR headset is not included.

Bundle contents may vary depending on available stock. Some kits include additional educational materials .

MEL Chemistry bundle — $299.90

Ages 10–16+. This pack includes 6 kits with 15 experiments and reusable glassware. VR headset is included.

NGSS-aligned. Please click here to see the educational materials.

  • Starter Kit (reusable glassware); VR Cardboard
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • But Will it Burn?
  • Pure water
  • Colorful Chemistry
  • Corrosion
  • Tin
MEL STEM bundle — $299.90

Ages 5–9+. This pack includes 6 kits. VR headset is not included.

Bundle contents may vary depending on available stock. Some kits include additional educational materials .

Mixed bundle — $299.90

A perfect option to try a bit of everything. NGSS-aligned. Starter kit with reusable glassware included in the pack. Please click here to see the educational materials. VR headset is not included.

  • Starter Kit (reusable glassware); VR Cardboard
  • But Will it Burn? (chemistry)
  • Colorful Chemistry (chemistry)
  • Tin (chemistry)
  • Hydraulic Lift (STEM)
  • Polarized Light (physics)
MEL Mixed bundle + VR – $149.90

Ages 7–13+. This pack includes 3 kits. A VR headset is included along with full access to the VR lessons in our app.

This bundle includes 3 sets, two from MEL Physics and one from MEL STEM — a great opportunity to try both courses and find the perfect one! You’ll also get a VR headset for your phone and access to our educational app, which combines the latest tech and curated storytelling to supercharge science education.

VR lessons provide virtual reality science resources (mapped to Common Core and NGSS), bringing chemistry to a human scale, and boosting engagement and learning outcomes.

VR headset – $19.90

Ages 7–16+. This VR headset is compatible with most smartphones and allows you to use more than 70 VR lessons in the MEL Science app.

VR lessons provide virtual reality science resources (mapped to Common Core and NGSS), bringing chemistry to a human scale, and boosting engagement and learning outcomes.

Each lesson provides background and explains the significance of a substance or scientific phenomenon.

VR lessons can be also used in flat mode as interactive video lessons without using the headset.