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Some East Tennessee elementary students watched their science experiment swim away Friday afternoon.

Second graders at Maryville's Clayton-Bradley Academy teamed up with Trout Unlimited to raise two-hundred rainbow trout in their classroom.

They watched the eggs hatch in a 55 gallon tank, then watched the trout as they grow, learning more about the life cycle of the fish.

On Friday, the kids helped release the fish, which are still very small, into the Little River in Townsend.

"I hope they start eating and survive to be big trout and then we can look at them when thy're about that long," said second grader Lyle Webster.

This is an ongoing project at the school. The sixth grade class will be next to raise and study the fish as they grow.


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