For next year I'm looking into creating a "Masters of Disaster" Steam project. Basically they research tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes, then they design and build structures to withstand the weather event they are assigned. I have heard of other middle school science classes doing this project (tornado structures and hurricane structures) but I do not know how to replicate the hurricane and tornadoes. I know that i can purchase or build an earthquake table but I don't want it to be too bulky or unwieldy . I am curious to know if anybody has any experience simulating these weather events in their classroom so as to test the students structures (I am thinking they will make it out of toothpicks but it really depends at how effective the weather event is at destroying).