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30 seconds with … the A2STEAM @ Northside’s salmon and their fifth grade caretakers

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor

It takes a lot of helpful A2 STEAM @ Northside to raise a tank of salmon.

In this video, we see fifth grade students of Ashley Moore, Amanda Stowe, and Brandon Vince cleaning the A2STEAM salmon tank filled with the 90 Chinook salmon that remain of the 150 eggs received from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in November.

Now in the parr stage of development, the salmon will be released into the Huron River in Flat Rock in late April.

The students change the water daily in order to maintain proper ammonia, nitrate and nitrite levels in the tank. They measure, record, and adjust chemicals that they add to the water in response to water quality tests they conduct and observations on the salmon.

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