Call for more science in schools
Quebec's students need to taught more science, according to the Quebec Superior Education Council.
According to the government body, the province is lagging behind other provinces, notably Alberta, in teaching science at the elementary and high school level.
Council president Claude Lessard says the teaching of science in schools, especially elementary schools, hasn't changed in decades.
Although Quebec's students score around the national average in science, the subject is only being taught 11 hours a week - about half that of Alberta.
Quebec's schools are focusing more on language and mathematics.
Lessard believes that the popularity of attractions like the Insectarium, the Biodome and the Planetarium are proof that kids are open to learning more about the natural world.