Free course

The frozen planet

Free statement of participation on completion

This free course is a general introduction to the frozen planet, including the temperature in the polar regions; the energy from the Sun and the seasons; reading and understanding graphs and maps; and how the Arctic and Antarctic regions are defined.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the core concepts in physics, biology, chemistry, geology and basic mathematics that underpin our understanding of the polar world
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the processes and interactions (physical, biological, chemical and geological) which shape the polar environment at different temporal and spatial scales
  • express concepts in an objective and factually correct way
  • make sense of information presented in different ways, including textual, numerical or graphical material.