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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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    • 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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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.)
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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
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 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
My ten year old used PLATO Earth Science this past year. We both found it engaging and fun yet packed with challenging content. He worked independently most of the year. I think this would be considered a bit much for many kids this age but we went into it knowing ahead of time it would stretch my son. We were both pleased when he got a 70% or so on the tests. We were thrilled when he got a 100% on at least one test. Even my five year old loved to cuddle up next to his brother to see the lessons. I would recommend this program for motivate...(more)
Sarah J., Co-op Member
We love Plato. It is perfect for our family. The content is comprehensive and complete. My daughter has scored exceptionally well on the ACT after taking these courses!
Jamie S., Co-op Member
We love PLATO science! We have used Earth/Space Science, Biology, and Chemistry. The graphics are amazing, the information is easy for the kids to understand, the applications and testing are great because the kids know if they are getting it or not. Can't recommend it enough!
T. Nokes, 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
At my house, we love PLATO. My son, only starting 5th grade, but excelling in science, is able to work independently on his science without becoming the slightest bit distracted (an amazing feat). The format is phenomenal with its interactive lessons and follow up tests. He rarely had to repeat a lesson (less than 85%-my standard for him). That's a huge testiment to the presentation style. Further, he completed all the sciences available (except chemistry) within a year's time. Not praise for my son (although very good) but rather: a program th...(more)
Cyndi F., Co-op Member
All I can say is "I Love this science program!" It offers great depth of material (I have learned a great deal and we're only on middle school), wonderful graphics and it's interactive. My kids really enjoy it. I like that it is very comprehensive so I never feel like the kids are missing anything. The only thing I have added to this program are some science project kits for some hands on experiments. We have used the program for 2 years and plan to use this program all the way through high school.
Kate, Co-op Member
I love it! My 12 year old son is using the astromony portion of Earth Science and Space while my 14 and 16 year olds are using biology! I just today found the teacher's area and the quizes and tests are wonderful! I also like the worksheets although they are too long and detailed to print. I am using apologia books and have interspersed the PLATO. It will be interesting to see which they prefer and which they learn more and easier from! They are enjoying the activities also. I also purchased Life Science and now just need to find time to ...(more)
Laura L., Co-op Member
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