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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!
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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
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I am using the Biology module as a supplement to Apologia. It is very easy to find corresponding chapters and the material is excellent. My son is a very visual learner and the program has definitely made the material easier to learn. The interactive quizes are also very good. I am very impressed with the product and will continue to order science courses through PLATO. I have told others about it - especially those I know who are struggling in Apologia.
Virginia Phillips, 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 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
My daughter has become interested and knowledgeable in chemistry thanks to Plato Science. It allowed her to learn at her own pace and stretch her mind. Not being well versed in science, I could not have taught this subject to her. I am glad you offered this science program at a price we could afford. We are definitely considering using Plato Science in the future.

Thanks for offering so many options to homeschoolers.
Beatrice A., Co-op Member
My daughter has thanked me more than once for getting her this program. Last year we tried middle school life science, and she liked that one less. She is a highly gifted middle schooler, and we have really enjoyed this as an introduction to physics, chemistry. One problem with the way it is set up is that the "lecture" portion has a lot of information and they immediately use it for application and practice tests. Most students would need to take notes during the lecture to remember any of it. Overall, it has been a nice alternative for an...(more)
Hillary M., Co-op Member
I was looking for a science offering for my daughter, who is 10. The middle school science curriculum we had tried before was too dumbed down both in terms of the content, and how it was presented. PLATO science has been very good for us. It is rigorous and challenging, and yet still presented in an engaging way. It also stresses higher order thinking rather than just memorization. I think it is a good fit for gifted or accelerated students. While most of the lessons are on-line, there are also several off-line activities. These are "worksheet"...(more)
Lisa, Co-op Member
I purchased both Algebra 1 as well as pre Algebra for my children. We have tried other disc math programs. Both children are finally getting it. This program helps the visual learner. Their grades are staying in the B range too. :)
Joanna, 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
Plato Middle School science courses have been just right for our current homeschooling needs. Our son is able to watch the lectures and complete the questions with minimal reading, keeping him grade level in science and freeing me up to spend extra time tutoring him in language arts.
NB, 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
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