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Save 75% on PLATO Middle School Science:
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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
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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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We are using PLATO for Life Science and are very pleased with the scope of the product. It is an excellent value and is presented in an engaging way. I hope to use PLATO for further science curriculums in the future.
Tori, Co-op Member
My son took the PLATO Physics course last year, and learned notetaking skills, organizational skills, and study skills, as well as physics. It's an excellent product. He is currently taking the PLATO courses for Chemistry and Life Science, and I have been planning to use the Earth Science and Biology courses next year. I very much hope you can arrange to continue the PLATO program in some form, so we can continue to buy them.
Emily Duthinh, Co-op Member
We are now using PLATO for the second time, Earth and Space, as my 12 year old son LOVED his previous "online science program", Life Science. The graphics are wonderful and the "whole learning" concept is great. Each Lesson is highly visual and has the option of listening to and/or reading along. The Applications have just the right amount of interaction. The Tests are cumulative of that lesson and are graded immediately. The student then has the chance to retake the test if they, or you, are not satisfied with their grade. My son always tried...(more)
Romana, Co-op Member
PLATO science is wonderful. We were paying way more for the PLATO classes through an online program and are continuing them through the Co-Op.

My husband and I both hold advanced degrees in science and/or medicine and find the classes to be thorough, well designed, and require very little input from me (my son is in his third middle school class). This has been very positive for us, because I had not previously found a curriculum I like and had been teaching a lot of it myself, making tests, etc.

My son's strength is science and fini...(more)
Catherine, Co-op Member
We have been using PLATO middle school science (Earth and life) for several months now with my finishing 5th and 3rd graders (she's quite accelerated). We all love it! The kids are engaged, learning tons, and NEVER complain - even though I make them outline the lessons before taking the Mastery tests, and "require" 90% on tests rather than the 80% considered mastery. Its a clear winner here!

I love the fact that it is rigorous, solid science (I am a physician), engages the kids without being full of games, bells and whistles, and that t...(more)
Erin, Co-op Member
This is an exceptional program. My son used this for physical science and air/space 2 years ago. On standardized testing he has scored consistantly above the 80th percentile for the past two years. However, last year we used a book biology only with a dissection lab and on this year's testing he scored about the 50th percentile for that information. I deduce that PLATO presented the information in a more meaningful and memorable manner.
I must say that the PLATO experience was also more pleasant than the book only. I am looking forward to p...(more)
Deborah Woodward, Co-op Member
This is the first science curriculum product I have found that both engages and challenges my young gifted student. The real life scenarios are an excellent application tool. I highly recommend it!
J. Meekins, Co-op Member
Unable to decide, I purchased all the Plato science curricula a couple of months ago. My son LOVES it. He is able to work independently of his younger sisters (it saves much rolling of the eyes), and he is thriving. Unlike other "brilliant" purchases whose websites quickly become a forgotten bookmark, there are never arguments to "do science," just happy "Okay"s.
Cyndi Foisy, Co-op Member
My 9-year-old son has greatly enjoyed his PLATO Earth and Space science units. It's a nice change of pace for him to be instructed by someone other than me, and he learns well from the interactive video experience. I like the worksheet packets, too, though I'd love to see a little more customizability in those. We'll definitely continue using PLATO Learning for their Life Science unit, because this format has been great for my son and I feel confident that he's retaining the knowledge that he's learning!
Morgan "Smrt Mama" McFarland, Co-op Member
This is our second year using the PLATO online science program purchased through the Homeschool Buyers Co-op and my boys both love it! We could not afford (as a one income family) to use this curriculum if it were not for the great pricing offered to us through the co-op. We would be sorely disappointed if we had to now look for something else for next year, as we finally believed we had found the one to carry us through all the way 12th grade with both our sons. We love this program and hope it will still be available to us through the Homesch...(more)
Mrs. Eileen Hanks, Co-op Member
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