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

George Harrison once said that sometimes it is necessary to just “Kick Up The Jam” and this week’s album will do just that. From side one track one this album reached into you, grabbed onto your heart, twisted it 90 degrees around, and asked “Do I have your attention now?” It is Led Zeppelin’s first album. From the ashes of the Yardbirds Jimmy Page put together a four piece that would redefine the Genre called Rock and Roll. He picked up John Paul Jones a bass player he had met while working as a session man on Donovan’s Hurdy Gurdy Man. They recruited Robert Plant on vocals and struck the mother load with John Bonham on drums.

They took American blues and pumped it up to eleven with this album. The first track Good Times Bad times grabbed you by the #$%^& and you could not put it back down. Kids today, 40 years after it’s release, still flock to the Zeppelin as they did in 1968. Much of their later music has become overplayed, no need to hear Stairway 12 times a day, but some of it holds up extremely well. Repeatedly the band has said that the first album and “Houses of the Holy” have held up the best...(continued)