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

There have been many bands over the years who have called themselves Progressive and they have tried very hard to create the ultimate concept album. Ironically Jethro Tull was not a band interested in doing this. When they released their album Aqualung in 1971 the critics called it an outstanding concept album. They tried to convince the critics it wasn’t a concept album to no avail. So the band decided to make the most over the top concept album of all time as a joke. It would contain only one song, 45 minutes long, and it would be self deprecating. The album cover would be a newspaper complete with a bad review of the album.

The really ironic part to all of this is that their joke of an album turned out to be, probably, the best work of their whole career and maybe the best concept album of all time.  The critics loved it and the fans loved it. So for this week find yourself a copy of Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick.