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

Ever seen a warning label on an album that says Explicit Lyrics? Well this album is the reason. In 1985 a woman named Tipper Gore (who actually considered herself to be a Deadhead) was listening to Purple Rainby Prince with her daughter and was very offended by a track called Darling Nikki that suggested Nikki might be doing something she shouldn’t be doing by herself. So she got a group of PTA folks and some very conservative types together and formed the PMRC. If you are unaware her husband was Al Gore who was Vice President under Bill Clinton and later ran for President in 2000. Spend some time reading about these Senate hearings and you will learn of some very surprising alliances that formed between people like John Denverand Frank Zappa. Free speech rights were hotly debated as they should be.

Purple Rain was a great album, lousy movie, and a huge impact on society. The music was very well done. Prince and the Revolution provided some great dance tracks and some very moving ballads at a time when music was not heading in that direction. The lyrics were intense and yes some were very provocative. Later in his life Prince choose not to play a few of the...(continued)