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DIY Nano App now available for the iPad!

Catherine McCarthy

DIY Nano iPad screenshot


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!


Parent's Choice Silver Honor Award 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:


More Screenshots from the new iPad version:

DIY Nano iPad screenshot

DIY Nano iPad screenshot


DIY Nano iPad screenshot


DIY Nano iPad screenshot