Do you have kids cooped up in your house with the itch to perform science experiments? If so, you have two options: wait for them to carry out their own experiments with the stuff you keep under the sink, or get them a chemistry set. If you opt for option one, we wish you the best of luck. But if you’re open to the second, much safer option, MEL Science kits deliver between two and three chemistry experiments to your door every month, along with everything you need to perform those experiments.

When you sign up for MEL Chemistry sets, the first thing you’ll get in the mail along with your first set of experiments (more on those in a second) is the comprehensive Starter Kit. This kit, which is absolutely free with any MEL Chemistry subscription, includes all the basic equipment your kids will need to perform their monthly experimentations. That means a beaker, flask, macro lens, a stand for your smartphone or tablet, safety glasses, a solid fuel stove, and a virtual reality headset for MEL’s numerous VR experiments, all completely free with your purchase.

MEL Science Kits And Chemistry Experiments

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After your MEL Chemistry Starter Kit, your family will be ready to get cracking on the new MEL Chemistry experiment sets that will arrive on your doorstep every month. Each set contains two or three separate experiments and enough chemical reagents for at least two attempts, plus step-by-step instructions on each experiment and anything else the experiments themselves might require.

And if you need a little extra oomph to get your kids interested in chemistry, the upcoming “Chemistry of Monsters” kit will teach your them how to make things like a carbon snake and a foam eruption. Other MEL Chemistry sets include Artificial Sea with Chemical Seaweed and Chemical Jellyfish experiments, and Chemistry & Light, which illuminates some of the most dazzling properties of Glowing Minerals and Chemical Nebulae.

Every MEL Chemistry experiment is certified safe and only uses chemicals listed as such for children by the European Committee for Standardization. The stereotype of a kid blowing up the basement with a chemistry set can’t happen with any of MEL Chemistry’s experiments, which don’t involve explosions of any kind. Every experiment included in the series has been tested by students in schools and after-school programs, and are all designed to be as safe as possible.

MEL Chemistry costs a little bit under $35 per month, but with a 9-month or 12-month prepaid subscription, you can save quite a bit of money. With a 9-month plan, you’ll get one month free, and with a 12-month plan, you’ll get three months free, which saves you more than $104. Your plan can be paused and resumed at any time, and shipping is always 100-percent free.

So if you're ready to turn your happy home into a (safe) scientist's laboratory, learn more about MEL Science Kits and sign up for a monthly or yearly plan now. Your first delivery will arrive about two weeks after your order, and if for some reason you aren't satisfied there's a 100-percent money-back guarantee. So why wait?

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