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Dan Berliner
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Hello! My name is Dan Berliner, and I teach Physics, Astronomy, and CiS/IB Physics. My main interests are building scientific literacy that everybody can use regardless of their future profession, and fostering the pursuit of scientific careers for those who have the interest. Feel free to drop in to talk about science!


About Me

I was born and raised in the Twin Cities, and care deeply about our communities. In my free time, I enjoy video games, watching baseball, nerding out with my friends, and playing with my dog.



B.S. Physics with Engineering Emphasis, minors in Mathematics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 2007

M.S. Biophysical Sciences and Medical Physics, University of Minnesota, 2009

9-12 Physics Teaching License, Hamline University, 2014


Office Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays during Advisory help time. Office hours may be held on different days during non-standard weeks.


Course Sites:


Below, you will find the links to the scope and sequence of each course, each course's syllabus, and a calendar of events for each course.

Scopes and Sequences

Physics S&S

CiS Physics / IB Physics Year 1 S&S

Astronomy S&S

PDF Physics Syllabus 2020-21   --  Syllabus for the physics class in the 2020-21 school year.
PDF CiS Physics / IB Physics Year 1 Syllabus   --  Syllabus for the CiS / IB Physics class in the 2020-21 school year.
PDF Astronomy Syllabus   --  Syllabus for the Astronomy course during the 2020-21 school year.