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Initial release with updated graphics.


  • Combine elements to build a t-shirt, coffee, a watch, or banana
  • View video narratives of the elements and the two-hour NOVA program "Hunting the Elements"
  • Explore the Periodic Table

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5 stars out of 5
· 5/13/2016

Engaging way to learn chemistry. The way the screen is rendered is for low resolution devices though. It'd be nice if some items were in vector or at least fixed sizes.

5 stars out of 5
· 11/21/2015

The best app in the whole universe easy, creative and wonderful. great features and easy to navigate and not so much heavy

5 stars out of 5
· 10/27/2014

This app has a great periodic table, with pictures of masses of elements and everything. (Spoiler alert: most are shiny and gray.) What sets it apart from other, similar apps is the Nova documentary and molecule builder also thrown in. I am shocked that it is free.

3 stars out of 5
· 9/28/2014
Unfortunate glitch

I'm using a mouse and keyboard (no touchscreen), and I'm noticing what must be a glitch in the program. In the "Explore" screen (the interactive periodic-table), when I click on an element, nothing happens. The table simply shifts to the left or right in anticipation of more detailed information or a dialog-box, but nothing appears. I think the "Explore" feature would be one of the highlights of the App, and it doesn't work (with a mouse). Otherwise it's an exceptional App. I can only give it 3 stars.

5 stars out of 5
· 7/1/2014
Nova IS science

Great app from great authority on science. Make sure you spend time navigating the app. Especially the periodic elements.

5 stars out of 5
· 6/30/2014
cool app!

easy to navigate and visuals are OUTSTANDING!!!

5 stars out of 5
· 6/30/2014

Incredibly clever app... educational, yet genuinely fun and interesting. Well-designed, nice UI.

4 stars out of 5
· 6/30/2014
Where was this tool when I was learning Chemistry?

A great learning tool for any Chemistry student, or anyone interested in Chemistry. Its a well done app that illustrates the value of computer based learning tools.

5 stars out of 5
· 6/29/2014
Great use of Summer Time!

My kids are enjoying this app during summer break. Very interactive.

2 stars out of 5
· 6/17/2016

It will not start. There is no way to open it with another app.