According to the Department of Education, the goal of Sciences 7 is to develop scientific literacy. The Curriculum Guide for Sciences 7 states that:
Scientific literacy is an evolving combination of the science-related attitudes, skills, and knowledge students need to develop inquiry, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities; to become lifelong learners; and to maintain a sense of wonder about the world around them. To develop scientific literacy, students require diverse learning experiences which provide opportunity to explore, analyse, evaluate, synthesize, appreciate, and understand the interrelationships among science, technology, society, and the environment that will affect their personal lives, their careers, and their futures.
Newfoundland and Labrador Government, The Department of Education. (2008-2009). Grade 7 units Curriculum Guide (Interim Guide). Retrieved from: http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/curriculum/guides/science/grade7/8134-frontmattergrd7.pdf