In a world filled with scientific achievements and rapid technological developments, science and scientific thinking play a vital role in the lives of students.  Students need to be fully aware of and skilled in science and its related fields in order to succeed in their further endeavors in education, careers and everyday life. 

Additionally, scientific reasoning remains the backbone of critical thinking and analysis in many diverse areas of study besides science and applied science such as economics, sociology, and even in some forms of philosophy.  A good science program should also create an interest and excitement in science itself leading to future contributions to the fields of science by some of the students. 
Finally, the study of science with its great scope should contribute to a student’s understanding of the diversity of all that exists and an appreciation of the balance and value of that diversity.  To these ends, a program emphasizing scientific inquiry should be at the core of the school’s science curriculum.