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Edmentum
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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**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
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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.)
  2. From the drop-down menus above, select your first and second choice for a time slot.
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Comments:

 
<< Click ONCE only, please.

I used the PLATO Earth&Space science program to supplement the science program that was a part of our homeschool curriculum for my 6th grader. All of the topics in the homeschool curriculum were covered by the PLATO program. The PLATO program went much deeper though. The PLATO program is great. It engages the learner with good graphics and audio presentation. It gives students the option to repeat small sections or to go deeper on one part of a topic or skip part with a click of the mouse.The program offers application activities that have the ...(more)
Deannl, 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
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
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
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
My 10 year old son has really enjoyed the Plato Life Sciences online course. Even though it can be very hard to hold his attention for any period of time, I've had no trouble with this program. That could be partly because it is online, partly because he can go at his own speed, but also because he enjoys the content and presentation. I did wonder if it might be too advanced for him, but clearly the course presenters understand kids capabilities very well. I rarely have to actively supervise while he's following the program, and you gotta lo...(more)
Janet Buckton, Co-op Member
We love the PLATO Pre-Algebra course. My 7th grade daughter is using it and having great success. The tutorials are extremely thorough, and having the off-line extra worksheets have proven very useful.

I would definitely recommend PLATO math to other homeschoolers.
Amy W., 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
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
My 8-year-old son did the Plato Science series. To be sure, he has an aptitude for science, but equally clear is that he is still a child and susceptible to frustration when something is not clear or accessible. Aside from occasional software glitches, however, we had no complaints--my son found them consistently enjoyable and rewarding.
The presentation of material was well organized, clear and engaging, with well-timed reviews and reinforcements of key concepts. For younger students, it also helps that the student's progress is visual...(more)
J. Walton, Co-op Member
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