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Middle School Courses Recommended for Grades 5-9

Award-Winning Science From Plato Courseware

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to welcome PLATO Courseware by Edmentum! Plato Courseware Science courses for middle schoolers and high schoolers have been a member favorite 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!

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.

Review all the Plato Courseware Science descriptions available at the Co-op.
Watch the above sample to see a video clip from Life Science.
Visit the Plato High School Science GroupBuy page to “see” Physical Science video clip..
Review Plato Courseware Map for additional course info like amount of content, number of units, lessons (exemptible modules), and more.

At an Award-Winning Price!

In order to make PLATO Courseware science courses available to members at affordable prices, the Co-op has purchased a school license.

SAVE 75% on Plato Courseware Science courses!
You choose your course, your time slot,
your package, your price:

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Please DO NOT contact PLATO Courseware or Edmentum regarding this offer. As the school administrator, the Co-op has full responsibility for answering your questions. Please check our FAQ page for answers to your questions. If you don't find your answer there, feel free to contact us for help.

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    • Fulfillment: Please allow 5-7 business days after your order date for us to set up your subscription in the PLATO Courseware system. We will notify you via email when your subscription is 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.
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    • Returns/Cancellations: This product offers a 21-day refund option. 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.

    • All PLATO Courseware subscriptions are flash-based programs. Be sure to run a demo link for sample lessons to insure computer compatibility. **The Co-op now offers Version 3 of Plato Biology and Chemistry, therefore Authorware is no longer a necessary plug-in.** Please review complete SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS. Please ALSO click here to run a systems check: SYSTEM CHECKER

      NOTE ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Access to the program(s) is allowed from ONE Co-op member account using ONE computer login ONLY. Login may not be shared SIMULTANEOUSLY with multiple students OR multiple computers. Only ONE person per username can login at any ONE given time. You cannot have multiple students logged in at the SAME time on DIFFERENT computers for your ONE reserved TIME SLOT. This means that your family will need to take turns using your ONE license/login TIME SLOT access during your reserved TIME SLOT and avoid logging in on different computers. This restriction is applicable to ALL TIME SLOTS!

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**This product can also be purchased for 15,000 SmartPoints.**

Member Price:$49.95

Available Courses:

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

Available Time Slots:

  • 07:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
  • 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM EST
  • 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM EST
  • 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM EST
  • 08:00 PM - 07:00 AM EST
  1. Enter a quantity of '1' in the Qty space above to purchase a full-year subscription for one student only, including course content and assessments for both Semesters A & B. (If you would like to have a different student take the same course, please place a separate order.)
  2. From the drop-down menus above, select your first and second choice for a time slot.
  3. From the drop-down menu below, choose the course you want.
  4. Complete the order form below.
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We had more than one course during the year and we enjoyed the Earth/Space class as well as the biology. We were able to go over alot of material and have much reinforcement from the applications section. Great program! My daughter enjoyed it and learned alot.
Celia G., Co-op Member
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
My 13 year old daughter loves the PLATO programs. She did Life Science and Earth Science last year, and is taking Physical Science this year. She thinks it's a great review of the text we're using.
Rhee Eliker, Co-op Member
I purchased the whole complement of Plato and my daughter uses it to round out the science material from her textbook. I like the fact that this system could stand alone on its own merits. If one chose not to purchase a textbook and workbook, your student could learn science just as easily by this method, and visiting the libary to check out books on the subject in particular. I like the fact that my daughter can take a quiz and determine for herself, if she really understands the material. I think it is an excellent product and hope that it is...(more)
Brenda, Co-op Member
Thank you so much for negotiating affordable pricing on the PLATO Learning courses! The quality of instruction for the Algebra and Middle School Science courses is excellent. Please keep this great program available so we can explore other courses!
N.D., Co-op Member
We have used a number of PLATO learning courses over the years.

The middle-school level courses are very thorough. The voice speaks quite slowly, which bothered my kids a bit (probably done to accomodate English language learners), but the content was high level.

Where they shine is in the high school level courses. The content is very high. My kids are now taking an AP Biology class, and much of what they are studying was already covered in the PLATO program. With the available study guides that the students can print and complete, t...(more)
Debbie S., Co-op Member
I bought three of the PLATO programs during the first group buy,physical,life and earth and space, for my sons ages 10 and 12. We were unable to complete all three during the year and I am participating in the current buy. We were pleasantly surprised to find the programs are so thorough and in-depth. I will not say that my kids love these programs and beg to do them because that is not the case. Instead I will share with you what my 10 year old recently said about the programs. "They're not my favorite and it takes a lot of time to do it but I...(more)
Dyanne Richardson, Co-op Member
We are using PLATO- Learning for Science this year. We love the course. It is very informative and interactive. The course is challenging but not overwhelming. We are doing Earth and Space Science this year. I hope to continue with it the other courses throughout middle school.
D. Hobson, Co-op Member
Are you all as thrilled to have PLATO as I am? I waited 3 years to be able to use it! I found cybered products about five years ago and LOVED them! I have bought many products as stand alones but have waited abd longed for the day I could use a complete program. I am so pleased with the Chemistry and Life Science we have. The kids really like it alot. I love the interest level and the simplicity of the harder calculations in the chemistry. We really got a wonderful deal from PLATO and I am so grateful to all involved that made this product ava...(more)
Alicia F., Co-op Member
Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity. I was overwhelmed by what our children needed to know and it is ALL right here at THEIR fingertips! They love it.

A few evenings ago, after both had had some genetics material (one from Life Science and one from Biology), we watch a science channel program which reinforced this; and all this learning led to an hour discussion regarding how interesting this field is, potential discoveries and possible career choices!! All led by the girls! They love the interactive learning and can't wait to...(more)
M. Sandifer, Co-op Member
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