This activity is based on science and math. It covers the common core standards for measurement for second grade elementary. The students can get their “hands dirty” by planting garden seeds and then have the excitement of seeing the plants grow. Using a chart to collect data of the amount of growth and comparing standard measurement to metric measurement, the students can calculate the growth of the plant on a daily basis. This activity allows each student to take ownership in growing his/her plant and can see how math plays a part.