Chromosomes, Diploid Cells and Haploid Cells – Worksheet


Worksheet to accompany the lesson Chromosomes, Diploid Cells and Haploid Cells.

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Worksheet Contents

  • This worksheet covers:
  • Biological function of chromosomes
  • Composition and location of chromosomes
  • Haploid and diploid cells
  • Haploid number and diploid number
  • Sex cells and body cells
  • Egg cells and sperm cells in animals
  • Ovules and pollen grains in plants
  • Homologous pairs, maternal chromosomes and paternal chromosomes
  • Sex chromosomes and autosomal chromosomes
  • Biological sex determination in humans
  • Influence of sperm cells on sex of offspring
  • Includes:
  • Unit outline.
  • Cloze activity (fill in the blanks).
  • Short-answer questions.
  • Extension questions.
  • Topics for further research.
  • Teacher version containing complete answers.
  • Aligned to the Australian Year 10 Science curriculum.
  • 6 pages.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this worksheet students will be able to:
  • ☑   Explain what chromosomes are.
  • ☑   Describe the composition of chromosomes and their location in cells.
  • ☑   Distinguish between haploid cells and diploid cells and give the general name for each type.
  • ☑   Name the male and female haploid cells in animals and plants.
  • ☑   Explain what homologous chromosomes are and differentiate between maternal and paternal chromosomes.
  • ☑   Use haploid or diploid number to determine the number of chromosomes in particular cells.
  • ☑   Distinguish between sex chromosomes and autosomal chromosomes.
  • ☑   State the number of chromosomes in haploid and diploid cells in humans.
  • ☑   Explain how sex chromosomes determine biological sex in humans.
  • ☑   Explain how male sperm cells determine the sex of offspring in humans.


This resource is also included in the Year 10 Biology PDF Workbook.


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