According to the Newfoundland Elementary Science curriculum guide, “the aim of science education in the Atlantic provinces is to develop scientific literacy. 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.”

Several media and digital literacy skills connect to this vision, particularly relating to recognizing and correcting for bias and making and testing hypotheses.