This paired text science unit focuses on helping students answer this Big Question: How do we make use of natural resources? This unit contains two lessons and a unit assessment. Each lesson includes teacher support pages, a dictionary, a reading selection, and a variety of written and oral activities, including reading comprehension, close reading, vocabulary, and text-based writing activities. The reading selections in this unit are: The Amazing Silkworm (Level R) and The Value of a Scrap (Level Q). An answer key is also included.