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

Buffalo Springfield Again by Buffalo Springfield

For this week I asked a very old friend of mine, and the person who was my high school Biology class lab partner, John Bird to write up his favorite Buffalo Springfiled album. At the end of this write up I will put a link to an amazing documentary that the band features in heavily.

Buffalo Springfield Again is the critically acclaimed second album of this bands three album catalogue. Though the output of this uncommonly consequential band was brief and fragmented, they were the pioneers of combining folk, rock, country, and west coast harmony paving the way for acts like the Eagles, Poco, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, America and lots of others. They were blessed with the talent of two of the eras finest and most influential singer songwriter guitarists in Neil Young and Stephen Stills who would go on to help define the sound of the 1970s with Crosby, Stills and Nash (and Young) Crazy Horse and their own impressive solo output. The other band mates, though not as famous as Stephen and Neil were Singer guitarist Richie Furay, Drummer Dewey Martin, and bassists Bruce Palmer and Jim Messina.

"Again" released in October of...(continued)