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

Sadly we lost one of the greatest drummers of all time this last week. Neil Peart of Rush passed away after a three year battle with brain cancer. I had intended on featuring this album later in the year so I have not finished a proper write up of it. So I will quote heavily from Wikipedia.

In 1981 when I was a high school student there were many different social groups, not at all unlike today, that existed on campus. Typically I most identified with the outcasts, definitely not with the popular kids. These outcasts were not afraid to tell you what they thought or what they enjoyed musically. They also tended to be a little better read and quite a bit more intelligent than the popular kids. Progressive rock was a favorite of many of them especially when playing Dungeons and Dragons and other similar endeavors. Rush entered into this picture with great force! The album Moving Pictures broke onto the airwaves of radio in a major way and introduced a much larger group to the amazing musicianship of this Canadian trio.

Side one of the album was a tour de force and left you with a blown mind and short of breath. The four tracks hold up as well today as when they were...(continued)