In order to successfully wire your Solar Boat, you will need to use one or both of these types of circuits. They have different functions, wiring and situations when it would be better to use a series or a parallel circuit.
Understanding the difference is one of the most challenging aspects of Solar Boats.
I will understand the difference between series and parallel circuits
I will be able to explain the difference to my other team members.
I will be able to wire my boat using series and parallel circuits.
Have a look at this link. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_edexcel/controlling_current/circuitsrev1.shtml
Here’s a video you can watch on my computer or at home (it’s on YouTube :()