MEL Lite is a new subscription service from MEL Science offering monthly deliveries of safe chemistry experiments for kids. Each box is $19.90 per month + free shipping, and will include one hands-on experiment + FREE VR lessons you can access via the MEL VR app! Mel Lite is currently available in 5 countries: USA, UK, Chile, Indonesia, and India.
The box sleeve indicates our experiment for this month and a list of the materials.
The box welcomes us to science in different languages!
We’re so excited to finally open this box!
The materials were well packed.
The inner lid has an instruction on how to put a hole in the bottle’s nozzle.
To help manage our experiment, this card reminds us to install the MEL Chemistry app on our gadget.
A QR code is also available at the back of the card for easy download.
We received a leaflet for our experiment. The front discusses the safety and proper disposal of materials. According to it, protective gloves and eyewear should be worn before starting the experiment. The experiment should also be conducted on the safety underlay.
It also contains instructions for our experiment.
The illustrations are also a great help!
This sheet has more reminders and warnings. It says that the Fire Foam experiment is not suitable for children under 10 years.
There’s also a table of contents.
Inside, there’s a list of reagents and instructions for adults.
Everything in my box!
Here are some of the materials we used in the Fire Foam experiment: safety underlay, disposable cups, rubber tube, smartphone stand, a syringe without needle, and wooden sticks.
These nitrile gloves will help to protect us from the reagents used in this experiment.
Liquid soap, citric acid, magnesium are our reagents for this experiment.
Each reagent is secured in their individual containers.
We also received 8 pieces of magnesium strips for our experiment.
This explains that foam is made up of bubbles and it’s usually filled with carbon dioxide.
Here, they discuss hydrogen, which is the lightest and most abundant element in the universe!
After preparing the materials, my daughter started putting the citric acid solution into the syringe.
She then carefully transferred the solution to the bottle. She’s wearing gloves to protect her from the reagent!
With the bottle and the tube in place, we can now check if the tube is enough to reach the plastic cup.
As instructed, she made sure that the end of the tube reaches the bottom of the plastic cup.
We can now get the fire ready as the bubbles start to appear.
Remember to keep your distance during this process. There’s a reason why we are using long wooden sticks!
We can repeat this process as more bubbles emerge! If you’re wondering why it’s easy to set the hydrogen soap form on fire, it’s because the hydrogen gas is extremely flammable.
After the main experiment, they suggest igniting the foam on our palm!
We have accomplished another experiment from MEL Lite by MEL Science! With the materials provided, everything went smoothly and my daughter had fun doing every step of it. The app was once again useful in guiding her on every part of the activity. Everything was done in a controlled environment and there’s also adult supervision, so it was safe. This subscription is indeed a perfect way to engage kids with exciting science experiments at home!
What do you think of the MEL Lite by MEL Science box?