PLATO Multimedia Science Simulations, with levels for both intermediate and advanced instruction, were originally developed by New Media, a United Kingdom company acquired by PLATO Learning in December 2003. The interactive, multimedia simulations bring invisible and hard-to-understand concepts to life, ensuring a positive teaching and learning experience. The product also provides an alternative to in-class lab experiments that can be costly, unpredictable, and often time-consuming. PLATO Intermediate Multimedia Science Simulations, targeted to students in grades 6-9, costs $4,400 for a building license. PLATO Advanced Multimedia Science Simulations, for students in grades 10-12, costs $2,000 for a building license.