• Mr. Butler

    Mission Hills High School

    Biology P

    Email Address: michael.butler@smusd.org
    Phone number: 760 290-2700 ext. 3460

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Biology is the study of the science of living organisms.  The first objective of biology is for students to gain an understanding of a series of basic biological concepts unified by themes of energy flow, genetic change and the interaction between living organisms and the environment.  An equally important second objective is for students to gain an understanding of how scientists have reached conclusions concerning these concepts or, in other words, how science is done.  The final objective is that students improve their ability to reason critically using the hypothetical/deductive reasoning process and to provide students with the skills needed for becoming independent, lifelong learners.