An augmented reality (AR) application that complements a DNA precipitation experiment has been developed for use on mobile devices. The AR experience provides atomistic detail on the reasoning behind the experimental observations. The development of the application is described, as are the download data. In a pilot survey, the students were asked about their use or intended use of the application. More students used the application after the laboratory compared with before or during the laboratory. These results suggest that students prefer to use this type of technology as a reflective tool to consolidate their laboratory experience.