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The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association is the trade association in Ohio that represents all of the state's mining operations, except coal. These commodities include mostly construction materials, both natural and manmade, such as aggregates (which are sand, gravel, slag, and crushed limestone, dolomite, and sandstone), salt, clay, shale, gypsum, industrial sand, building stone, lime, cement, and recycled concrete.

For more specific information on aggregates and industrial minerals mined in Ohio, request a copy of the OAIMA's 'Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Mined in Ohio' teacher toolkits.

Rock Boxes are Offered to:

  • Teachers - Free (Shipping charges apply if not picked up at the OAIMA Office)

  • OAIMA Members - $2.00/Box or $50.00/Case (32 or More) (Plus Shipping)

To a Request Rock Box Email: Dawnh@oaima.org


OAIMA Scholarship form 2015 - 2016


What Is Aggregate?

What Are Aggregates? Where Do they Come From and Why Do We Need Them?


STONE Project Lesson Plans

The Following Lesson Plans were created by Teachers who attended the 2011 STONE Teachers Workshop.

All Lesson Plans on our website are presented in "Word" (".doc") format for easy editing and customization to meet the needs of your classroom.

Whats Under Our Feet - Grade K

The Earth Under Our Feet - Grade K

From Seed to Plant - Grade 1

Germination - Grades 3 & 4

Adventures In Aluminum - Grades 3-5

Light Interactions- Grade 5

Rock-n-Roll Volume-Grade 5

Whats in the Box - Grade 7

Organic Waste and Worms - Grades 7-10

Insulation Challenge - Grade 7

Pacing Proportions - Grade 7

Glaciers Sand & Gravel - Grade 8

How Does Your Shadow Grow - Grade 8

Atomic Structure - Grade 9

Project AgLime- Grades 9-12

Investing In Aggregates Grade 9

Investing In Aggregates -Government- Grade 9

Making Perfect Concrete - Grade 9

Project AgLime - Life Science- Grades 10-12

pH of Surface Water - Grades 11-12


The Following Inquiry Based Lesson Plans were created by Teachers who attended the 2014 STONE Teachers Workshop.

WYSO Public Radio Trip - Grades 1-4

Amazing Aggregates - Grade 4

Rock Cycle Simulation Lab - Grade 6

Alka-Seltzer Lab - Grades 6-8 Adaptable for Higher Grades

            - Pre / Post Tests

            - Rubric

This Mine of Mine - Grades 6-8

Fishy Gardening - Grades 6-8

            - Pre / Post Tests

Geological Model of Ohio - Grades 9-12


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