Newton's apple tree at the Science and Technology week
Newton's apple tree at the Science and Technology week ©

British Council

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) held their Science and Technology week from 24 to 28 July at the SMX convention centre in Pasay City. Over 70,000 people attended the event over the five day affair. The British Council had a joint booth with the British Embassy where we gave advice regarding the Newton Fund and provided information for students who want to study in the UK.

Visitors to our booth were given an apple sticky note where they could answer the question of the day and post it on Newton’s Apple Tree. Each person who joined received a GREAT pin and a chance to join the raffle which was drawn every two hours.

Check out Newton’s apple tree questions and some of the answers we received:

What would Newton invent if he were alive today?

  • Time machine
  • Teleportation device
  • Flying cars
  • Lifetime battery for cell phones
  • Easy travel to other planets

What is the most FUN use of gravity?

  • Falling in love
  • Eating while floating
  • Gravity is one thing that will never leave you
  • Playing basketball
  • Falling over but moving on
  • Skydiving


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