Cell Communication


Create a model to illustrate cell communication.

  • Create a model to explore how cells send, receive, and respond to signals.
  • Use this model to illustrate cell communication involved in regulating blood sugar level and in nerve cell action.
Assembled kits
Materials to assemble 10 kits - includes all supplies, printed labels, and student instructions copy master

Kit Includes

  • Student instructions
  • 1 clear plastic box with lid
  • Glue dots
  • 3 small plastic cups (receptors)
  • Assorted beads (chemical signal molecules)
  • 3 small sponges (receptor blockers)
  • Signal Producing Cell and Receiving Cell diagrams
  • Instructions for How To Make a Cell Communication Model
  • Diagram cards – Changes in Receiving Cell Function

Also Required

  • Scissors

Quantity Discounts


  • 1 – 9 kits: $12.95 each
  • 10 – 24 kits: $12.30 each
  • 25+ kits: $11.66 each


  • 1 – 9 packs: $100.95 each
  • 10+ packs: $95.90 each


  • This kit does not require refills since all its contents are reusable.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Shop by NGSS »

Performance Expectations:

MS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.

  • Science & Engineering Practices

    Developing and Using Models - Develop and use a model to describe a phenomenon.

  • Disciplinary Core Ideas

    LS1.A: Structure and Function - Within cells, special structures are responsible for particular functions, and the cell membrane forms the boundary that controls what enters and leaves the cell.

  • Crosscutting Concepts

    Structure and Function - Investigating or designing new systems or structures requires a detailed examination of the properties of different materials, the structures of different components, and connections of components to reveal its function and/or solve a problem.