Welcome to Bravo's Chemistry Department

Hello and welcome to Morganchem, the home of all things NErDy at Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School and the official web presence of Michael Morgan.

I take your child's education very seriously. It is with that intention that I have provided this webpage for you and your child to help get a better understanding of what goes on in their Chemistry class. Here you will find our weekly and semester long schedules, copies of all the homework assignments and laboratories, daily announcements, and important information to help parents keep their children on track. 

To learn more about my academic activities and the success of my students view my biography under the "about" menu. For those interested in the many different academic activites that my students are involved in on a daily basis outsdie normal class hours look at the Chem Club page on the "about" menu.

Album of the Week

Over the past twenty years music education has disappeared from our schools. This becomes obvious when listening to new music on the radio only to hear music that is  unoriginal or even bad. Most of today's so called artists do not write their own music or even play their own instruments.

So in the spirit of teaching you everything we can, this page features an Album of the Week. These are not ordinary albums in the history of music. These are the groundbreaking pieces of music that truly shaped how music was presented, recorded, and how it influenced other musicians and the public.

A few notes about the choices.  They are albums and not collections of single songs thrown together willy-nilly. They were meant to be played in order. They often told a story or set a mood. Some of them defined a genre and some defined a generation. I strongly recommend that you ask your Parents/Grandparents to dig through their record collections and find their old copies of these and put them on the turntable and experience them the way they were meant to be experienced.

Current Album

Current events mandate that we choose some albums that address the issues that we face. I have decided to feature some music this week that comes out of a part of our history that many would rather forget. In May of 1970 the President sent National Guard troops onto college campuses to quell protests that were taking place against the US involvement in Vietnam. One of those schools was Kent State University on Ohio. On May 4 for reasons that I will let you research on your own the national Guard opened fire and four students were killed. My first year teaching in LAUSD I met a woman who had graduated from Kent State the year before this happened and she told me of knowing on the young women who were killed that day.

In the crowd were students by the name of Mothersbaugh (Mark and Bob) and Casale (Jerry and Bob) and Bob Lewis. They were art students who were experimenting with some alternate approaches to music and had been playing under the name “The Numbers Band”. They witnessed the events and went back to their dorm rooms and wondered if they had just witnessed the exact moment when the human race started to “De-evolve” and thus was born...(continued)