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A Co-op Group Buy Exclusive

Life, Physical, and Earth & Space
AS LOW AS $15!
on PLATO Courseware by
Middle School Courses Recommended for Grades 5-9

Award-Winning Plato Courseware Science by Edmentum

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to offer PLATO Courseware by Edmentum! Plato Courseware Science courses for middle schoolers and high schoolers have been a member favorite at the Co-op for many years, consistently drawing rave reviews and glowing testimonials.

By purchasing a school license on behalf of members, the Co-op is able to offer these award-winning science courses to homeschoolers around the globe with our signature GroupBuy savings. Members now have access to UNLIMITED SCIENCE as low as $15/Month!

Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth & Space

Each comprehensive award-winning unit delivers up-to-date, spiraling science instruction that builds upon previously introduced information and correlates to specific standards and objectives. A built-in, sophisticated test bank links questions to specific objectives to help ensure mastery of the standards. Students apply their new knowledge and concepts learned to theme-based scenarios in hands-on learning applications.

Explore Plato Courseware:

  • Review all the Plato Courseware Science descriptions available at the Co-op (both Middle & High School titles).
  • Watch a sample - See above for video clip from Life Science.
  • Visit the Plato High School Science GroupBuy page to “see” Physical Science video clip.
  • Review Plato Courseware Map for course info like content titles, unit counts, lessons (exemptible modules), and more.


You choose your course, your package, and how you pay: $15 for *all* courses on month-to-month payment, $149.95 for *all* courses for 1-year, or $79.95 for one course for 1-year!

Don't keep these savings a secret -- tell all your homeschool friends!!

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Interested?  Here's What You Do:

  1. Scroll down for more information about this offer and:

    • Review this offer page carefully.
    • Read the Co-op's Plato FAQ page for additional information.
    • Check your system for compatibility & get more Systems Requirement information here.
  2. Please be an informed consumer and carefully read the Terms & Conditions. The T&Cs tell you everything you need to know about this offer. By placing an order, you are agreeing to the T&Cs.

    In Particular:

    • Fulfillment: Please allow 5-7 business days after your order date for us to set up your subscription in the PLATO Courseware system. You will be notified via email when ready. If you don't receive the email, just sign in to your Co-op account and look under "My Subscriptions" for a link and instructions.
    • Shipping: Not applicable
    • Returns/Cancellations: This product offers a 21-day refund option (excluding month-to-month). Please see Terms & Conditions for more info.
    • Service Fee: The Co-op will charge a one-time, nonrefundable service fee of $4.95 to help cover some of our cost of providing this service.
    • Other: Please see complete Terms & Conditions for (1) system requirements *before* participating, and (2) understanding access restrictions.
  3. Complete the order form below.
  4. Don't keep these savings a secret -- tell your friends. If they buy, you'll earn BONUS SmartPoints:

UNLIMITED SCIENCE: PLATO MS Science Month-to-Month<-- Click here to expand/collapse 

MEMBER PRICE: $15.00 / Month
Month-to-Month Subscription
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Includes 3 Courses:

  • PLATO Life Science
  • PLATO Physical Science
  • PLATO Earth & Space Science

This subscription gives access for one seat. If you would like to order additional month-to-month subscriptions, please place a separate order.

You pay 1 month at a time. Subscription continues until you cancel, which you can do at any time. Please carefully read the "Payment" section of the Terms & Conditions for details.


  1. Enter a "1", as shown in the Qty space above. If you need PLATO Comprehensive for another student, please place another order separately.
  2. Complete the rest of the order form below.

Month to Month Subscription: In order to make PLATO Learning affordable for more families, the Co-op is pleased to offer a month to month subscription. Your 1st month will be charged when you place your order. However, to allot for setup days, we won't charge you for the 2nd month until one month plus 7 days has passed. That will be your "Monthly Anniversary Date" unless it falls on the 29th, 30th, or 31st of the month, in which case the 1st of the following month will be your Monthly Anniversary Date. Thereafter, we will charge your card on your Monthly Anniversary Date until you cancel. Every monthly charge is non-refundable. If you want to cancel, you must notify us AT LEAST 5 BUSINESS DAYS before your Monthly Anniversary Date.

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I signed up my daughter, 9, for the Plato Middle School Sciences and she has really been enjoying it very much. She has been working on Earth Science but has access to Life and Space (?) as well. The interactive lessons hold her interest and I like that there is an application and practice tests leading up to the mastery test. She loves that she can be autonomous and review as much or as little as needed. I would recommend this to anyone whose child is interested in science.
jcm, Co-op Member
I am using the Biology module as a supplement to Apologia. It is very easy to find corresponding chapters and the material is excellent. My son is a very visual learner and the program has definitely made the material easier to learn. The interactive quizes are also very good. I am very impressed with the product and will continue to order science courses through PLATO. I have told others about it - especially those I know who are struggling in Apologia.
Virginia Phillips, Co-op Member
I am just thrilled with the PLATO courses we've purchased through the Homeschool Buyer's Co-op. My younger child has been speeding through middle school life science, and my older homeschooler has been enjoying the high school level biology. The lessons are very comprehensive and presented in an engaging manner, but without gratuitous cartoon characters or goofy professors. We've also purchased subscriptions to two additional PLATO courses. It's an incredible value for the relatively small investment we made.
Lorel Shea, co-op member/ Gifted Education editor
I was looking for a science offering for my daughter, who is 10. The middle school science curriculum we had tried before was too dumbed down both in terms of the content, and how it was presented. PLATO science has been very good for us. It is rigorous and challenging, and yet still presented in an engaging way. It also stresses higher order thinking rather than just memorization. I think it is a good fit for gifted or accelerated students. While most of the lessons are on-line, there are also several off-line activities. These are "worksheet"...(more)
Lisa, Co-op Member
Plato Science has proven itself to be absolutely worth the price. Initially I thought I would use it as an supplement to the Physical Science curriculum we have been using, however, it has become the core, to which I add supplements. This is because our 2 sons, ages 12 and 13, are challenged by the content and enjoy the online activities. I trust they are receiving all they need, based on the application and testing done. It is quite effective! Bravo PLATO! I look forward to using other subjects.
L. Murphy, Co-op Member
The Plato Earth Science has been a joy to use. My 12yr old reluctant learner and I enjoy the heavy use of visuals. I am also using it as a method to teach him note taking skills. He has never learned this crucial skill. So, I preview the material and create an outline with simple key points for him to fill in. I also list the screen number the information can be found on. That way he can back up and fill in anything he misses. I find computer learning allows him to take ownership of his education more so than other styles of learning because h...(more)
Kim, Co-op Member
My girls look forward to Plato. It is a secular science program. However, we feel it is so well-done and enjoyable that we "tune-out" the billions of years ago statements. Plato gets an A+! We conquer the mastery tests online and then we do the paper tests. It's challenging and yet very palatable. It keeps my girls' attention who need to learn using the auditory senses. It's a superior science program.
Pam S., Co-op Member
Plato middle school science is a great curriculum. I especially appreciate the way it makes abstract topics understandable through the use of animation rather than 1 dimensional photos of a textbook. It has made my job much easier.
D. Maulding, Co-op Member
We have used: Switched-On, Apologia, and Real Science 4 kids.

My daughter is currently using Plato-Learning and loves it! She has commented on how much she enjoys the high-quality animation. It seems to be both effective and entertaining.

I have a strong scientific background, and I am impressed with this program. I would highly recommend it!

Drawbacks? Access only during alloted time slots. [Editor's Note: 24 hour subscription options are available.] Lack of hands-on labs (you may want to supplement, but we are very content...(more)
M. Johnson, Co-op Member
We use it to supplement our biology textbook and my son, who is 15, seems to like the way the information is presented. I would love a way to print tests out for records or to hand in to our charter school.
Jenny B., Co-op Member
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