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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.
Try a sample Earth & Space (Volcanoes) lesson.
Experience an interactive sample Earth & Space (Volcanoes) application.
Take a sample Earth & Space (Volcanoes) test.
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!
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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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    • 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
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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
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  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.)
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Comments:

 
<< Click ONCE only, please.

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
This is a wonderful supplement/enrichment to our virtual academy curriculum. It works nicely providing more detail and depth for both science and health courses. If you're on a budget, I'd recommend utilizing the 24 hour window and limiting to one or two subjects.
Kandice Mulry, Co-op Member
PLATO is an excellent program. I love the format, the thoroughness, the interactive activities, and the fact that you can pause or repeat as necessary. The testing at the end of each lesson ensures understanding of the material.
Andrea H., Co-op Member
My 12 year old is taking the Plato Earth and Space Science for Middle Schoolers. The only big problem we have with it is they don't tell you what they correct answer is when you get something wrong. Other than that my son has liked all the Plato Middle School science he has taken (last year it was Physical Science and Biology). We intend to do Chemistry when it's offered again.
MM, Co-op Member
Plato Science is a fantastic program. My ds has used all of the Middle School level programs and is currently fininshing the High School level Biology program. The program presents rigorous, comprehensive science materials in an interactive fashion. My son loves science, so we used all kinds of resources until we, happily, stumbled upon the Plato program. I recommend Plato science to every person who is looking for a good science program for their kids. We loved Plato science so much that this year we are using Plato's comprehensive program. My...(more)
Cynthia Williford, Co-op Member
This year, I did all the lessons for three PLATO subjects: Earth Science, Physical Science, and Life Science. I really enjoyed them, and I think I learned a lot from them. They were more interesting than a text book, though not same as actually testing a hypothesis with a person in a lab. But I really enjoyed the graphics, and my parents liked the program, too. I appreciated the convenient features of this system, including the jump menu, calculator, and glossary.
J. J. M. Braulick, Co-op Member
I am using the plato science this year and doing Life, Physical, and Earth sciences. It will be hard to get all this done in a year because the lessons are pretty detailed espesically when you add things like I do. I use them as a springboard for ideas, I add microscope work and make use vocab quizzes using the Glossary included in the lessons. Over all, it gives a good overview of the lessons alone, but I like to go a bit deeper. I'm using it for an 8th grader who excels at science naturally. I belive this will help ground him with a basi...(more)
logle, 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
PLATO's lesson/application method for instruction has been perfect for our three girls. Combined with the teacher's resources (use those quizzes!), the girls' understanding of science concepts is far greater than with the standard textbook approach. We have used four of the courses now, and recommend them all!
Janine Perkins, 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
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