Butte Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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How does a mesa turn into a butte?

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1. What does the word ''butte'' mean?

2. Why does the top of a butte erode less than the sides of a butte?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz are materials you can go through to see how much you understand about buttes. How a mesa turns into a butte and the meaning of butte are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following topics:

  • How most buttes get their names
  • The meaning of butte
  • How mesas turn into buttes
  • The size of buttes

Skills Practiced

  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about the meaning of butte
  • Explaining information - read about why the top of a butte erodes less than the sides and explain it correctly
  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important details from the lesson on buttes

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  • How to pronounce mesa
  • The meaning of mesa
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