Phoenix Zoo: Pip Pip Cheerio! A Baby Chick is Hatching!

Ever wonder how a baby bird gets out of its egg? It has got to require some hard work for such a tiny little animal.

Luckily, chicks are equipped with a handy dandy tool built into their beaks called an egg tooth. An egg tooth grows at the very tip of the beak. They are very small and sharp enough to help break through the shell of the egg. This is called pipping.

Learn what it’s like to pip through an eggshell with this fun art activity.

Science Topics
Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

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