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The MEL Science Gyroscope Set is just one of the kits available with a MEL Science subscription. The subscription includes over 70 sets that inspire and educate children (and parents) through DIY experiments. Parents can choose their preferred subjects from STEM and Coding to Physics and Medicine. The age range varies per subject, but there are subscriptions available for ages 4-99. The price point for a MEL Science subscription is $29.90/month if billed monthly, or $20.90/month if billed annually.
When we first opened the subscription box we initially noticed the blueprint of the gyroscope that we would build. August was immediately excited by seeing it and was ready to begin construction. The gyroscope set comes with all the materials and tools needed plus an instruction manual, which also doubles as a fun comic strip. The objective with this set is to not only build the gyroscope, but to also observe its behavior and measure how long it can spin. Additionally, there are four different disk covers that can be used for various optical effects.
August is 5 and was able to easily follow the instructions with minimal assistance. He also really enjoyed the storyline in the instruction manual. After completing the gyroscope, there is a written explanation and diagram for kids to learn how it is able to stay balanced while rotating. August was very proud of his work, and it was really cool to see the differing optical effects created by changing the disk covers. We were pleasantly surprised that there was additional instructions so that we could build a different type of gyroscope. The second one was a bit harder for August to keep balanced, but he enjoyed it nonetheless. The end of the manual also features a few interactive activities and additional experiments.
Aside from building the gyroscope, his favorite part of this experience was the Augmented Reality learning that he was able to do through the MEL KIDS mobile app. This was an incredibly engaging way to learn more about gyroscopes and how they look in our universe.
The MEL Science Gyroscope Set was so much fun! August loved building, and utilizing the augmented reality feature. I loved the engaging material and that August was able to do the majority of the DIY experiment independently. I also loved that we were able to spend this time together learning and having a great time doing so. I would 10/10 recommend the MEL Science Subscription Set, we love it!
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