Many of our subscribers use MEL Kids as a homeschooling aid. They find the subscription model incredibly useful to space out experiments.
Many of our subscribers use MEL Kids as a homeschooling aid.
They find the subscription model incredibly useful to space out experiments and keep their students engaged. They enjoy the simplicity of the set up with one educator saying ‘It’s prepared and ready to go! Everything I need is there for me to pull out and do it. I don’t usually need anything extra’
One of our homeschool educators, Jamie, tried MEL Kids sets with her 2 children, this is what she found.
We had laughter, gasps, and constant questioning as we explored the MEL Kids kit. I split up the children in the family and asked my brother Jesse to help me manage the activities. We each took a kit and began reading through the comic book style story. At one point in the story, the characters run into a problem and need your help in building a solution. Each kit includes items to begin constructing your set. The maker activity resolves the issue while providing a meaningful experience with the content. After the book and maker activity, students can then explore the concept further with the MEL Kids augmented reality app (or 3D view).
When I began the MEL Kids kits, I had no idea how much the children were going to learn, and how much the adults learned, too. The dynamic of reading, hearing, seeing, making, and exploring produced powerful learning opportunities. After evaluating the results with my own family, I am hooked and have been sharing MEL Kids with anyone interested.
MEL Science is known for making the micro and macro world accessible at a human scale to describe even the most complex concepts. When children progress,older students can explore science experiments using the MEL Chemistry set. My youngest daughter was immediately drawn to the experiments and loved using the equipment from the starter kit. The approach to exploring science in experiments while using the 3D or VR app moves students from memorizing information to understanding concepts.