My mission was to create two projects that K-5 students could do so that our first build night would happen at our back to school night. I spent a good amount of time researching on the internet and this is the first of two projects. The Glow in the Dark Ping Pong Ball is not an original idea but it is an excellent introduction to LEDs and simple circuits. This project was debuted at the first annual DENovator Faire at the Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute in Nashville, TN and will also be one of several LED projects that our students will have to choose from at our first build night in September.
I also created a board on Discovery Education so that students could learn how to make this project as well as to provide an example for students to create their own tutorial how-to boards about something they are creating.
I encourage you to visit the Instructables website but also consider using Board Builder in DE to have students create tutorials and tag them using the word "make" so that students around the world will have access to ideas that they to can create and modify.