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

Bob Dylan. The name pretty much says it all. The folks singer who turned electric. The voice of not just one, but probably three or four generations. The Rock and Roller who received the Nobel Prize in Literature for his writing. If you don’t know his music you should. He started out in the folk clubs of New York following in the footsteps of those like Woodie Guthrie and Pete Seeger. In 1965 he turned the folk music scene upside down with Highway 61 Revisited. Dylan turned electric.

 

This album will forever be in everyone’s top ten lists if for no other reason it contained the song “Like a Rolling Stone”. It had nothing to do with the band called the Rolling Stones.. In fact it is rumored they took their name from the song. But no the time line doesn’t match up. Bruce Springsteen said that the opening note of this song was the “Snare drum that changed Rock and Roll”.

 

Dylan recorded the album in six days and named it after the road that went from his home town in Minnesota down to the Mississippi Delta where American Blues had its roots. He always felt a real kinship with this music and wanted to honor it.