MEL Science Subscription Box Review

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About MEL Science

MEL Science is an educational subscription box designed to make science fun! Their projects are a great way to introduce science for kids ages five and up. They are a perfect fit for families, teachers, schools, and homeschooling parents. MEL Science boxes start at just $26.20 per month and shipping is free for the US. 

There are four different types of boxes geared towards different age levels. In this review, I will focus on the STEM box, which is for ages five to nine. Each STEM box contains all the necessary materials needed for one to two projects, a short comic book-style story, and easy-to-follow step-by-step photo instructions.

MEL Science STEM Box Review

The MEL Science STEM box is geared for ages five to nine. Our daughter is almost five, so a little on the younger side. She still really enjoyed the boxes, but she did require a little extra help from us. For younger kids, I think these would be more of a family project, which is great, as it's a fun way to learn and bond with your child. The two boxes we received were Jungle Jack and Infinity Portal, which I will review individually below.

Jungle Jack

Our daughter got to assemble a model of a real jack lift! We assisted her in making the jack lift as the pieces could be hard to snap together, but this was a great activity for her to practice following directions. We would tell her and show her the diagram so she knew where the pieces went. 

The next fun part was building a simple hydraulic system. This part we had to assemble for her, but we let her pick a food coloring for the water to make it a little more fun. Once together, she had a lot of fun making the jack lift move up and down with her toys on top.

Infinity Portal

This box came with two fun projects and a bonus activity. One was a build your own kaleidoscope, which our daughter had a lot of fun looking through.

The cooler project though was assembling an "impossible" light corridor. This required some adult assistance, but our daughter was still very much involved with putting the pieces together. The added Iron Man-themed plates with wearable strap really made it extra awesome. This is a great box for Marvel fans!

Then there was a bonus mirror activity where our daughter learned how mirrors reflect images. 

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