S2 E18. Why do bunnies hop? How do hens make eggs? How is a chick born? Why are some eggs speckled? With guest expert Peter Gallivan from the Royal Institution.

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In this week's show we answer four questions from Gus, Coco, Heidi and Darcy.

Peter Gallivan is in charge of things for families and children at the Royal Institution in London and writes a monthly feature for The Week, Junior Science & Nature magazine.

Join us to find out how bunnies hop, all about how the different parts of an egg are made, how a chick hatches with a special tooth and how calcium affects the speckles on an egg.

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Molly Oldfield studied History at Oxford before becoming a QI elf, writing and researching questions for the BBC quiz show for twelve years. She has written three books. They are The Secret Museum, a book about all the things that are in museums that rarely, if ever, go on display; Wonders of the World’s Museums filled with things you can see, and Natural Wonders of the World about all kinds of creatures and places on our beautiful planet we call home.

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