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Common Sense Media features DIY Nano as their "iPhone App of the Week" !

Catherine McCarthy

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Common Sense Media has featured the NISE Network's DIY Nano as their "iPhone App of the Week" this week!

DIY Nano makes nanotechnology understandable for kids and gives them ways to experiment with the tiniest bits of engineering and science marvels at home. This easy-to-navigate app includes short videos about topics like materials used in nanotechnology, "nano" and nature, and how nanotechnology affects everyday life. - Common Sense Media

Read the full review here:

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The DIY Nano app (for iPhones) and DIY Nano HD (for iPads) allows families to experience and learn about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology at home or on the go!

The apps provide free, easy to use, hands-on activities at your fingertips. Each activity includes material lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations. The activity materials are widely available and inexpensive, and you probably have many of them in your own home. Our app includes links to family friendly videos and helps you browse the public website for more information, activities, and videos.

Activities are also available as PDFs and on

Tech Support:

DIY Nano (for iPhones) is currently compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd to 5th generation.  DIY Nano HD (for iPads) is compatible with all iPad models.  Requires iOS 5.0 or later.



The NISE Network DIY Nano App is featured in Wired Magazine's review of apps!

The DIY NanoApp has been awarded a Silver Honor award for mobile apps.

The Fall 2012 Parents' Choice review states,

"DIY Nano is a lovely way to provide hands on, accessible science learning to your child."

"It offers engaging videos that set the stage for learning, and spells out simple experiments in a recipe card format. Each experiment comes with a summary, set of instructions, and explanation. It's a great summer time or after school guide for things parents and teachers can do for learning about the difficult field of nanoscience."

complete Parents' Choice Review: