There are four main purposes of scientific education. Firstly, science should provide the learners or students with a basic understanding of the subject and help them to cope with their lives. Secondly, the students should be presented with an opportunity to learn more about science. Thirdly scientific education will provide a contribution towards the intellectual and personal development of students.
And finally, the continued scientific education of students will help to provide the nation with future people who are specialists in the scientific field.
Individual scientific subjects.
Although, the overall purpose of science may be to improve our quality of life by gaining more knowledge about ourselves and our world, the individual purpose will change depending on the subject or branch of science. For example, the purpose of biology is to learn more about the inside of our bodies and how they work, whereas the purpose of physics is to learn more about the physical forces at work and the universe. The scientific branch of medicine is to learn more about diseases, illnesses and injuries and how best to cure/treat them and prevent them.
Overall, each branch of science has an individual purpose, but they all come together to form one big purpose, which is to grant us more knowledge/information about our world, ourselves and how to improve our quality of life, although this last purpose may be more related to other branches of science such as medicine and psychology.