Pedigree Charts – Worksheet


Worksheet to accompany the lesson Pedigree Charts.

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Worksheet Contents

  • This worksheet covers:
  • Layout of pedigree charts
  • Generations
  • Parents and children
  • Representing individuals
  • Males and females
  • Unaffected, affected, carriers
  • Determining relationships between individuals
  • Constructing pedigree charts
  • Determining genotypes of individuals
  • Autosomal dominant inheritance
  • Autosomal recessive inheritance
  • X-linked dominant inheritance
  • X-linked recessive inheritance
  • Identifying patterns for different modes of inheritance
  • Includes:
  • Unit outline.
  • Completing and interpreting pedigree charts.
  • Short-answer questions.
  • Extension questions.
  • Teacher version containing complete answers.
  • Aligned to the Australian Year 10 Science curriculum.
  • 8 pages.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this worksheet students will be able to:
  • ☑   Explain the function of a pedigree chart.
  • ☑   Describe the layout of a pedigree chart.
  • ☑   Interpret symbols for individuals on a pedigree chart.
  • ☑   Determine relationships between individuals on a pedigree chart.
  • ☑   Construct a simple pedigree chart based on given information.
  • ☑   Determine genotypes for individuals on pedigree charts showing different modes of inheritance.
  • ☑   Determine or rule out the mode of inheritance shown by a pedigree chart.


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


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