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

I am not going to escape controversy with this one. It is time to discuss the first album by The Doors. Released in 1967 it struck a chord with just about everyone, both its supporters and detractors. Just this last week the 40th anniversary of the album was celebrated in Venice California.

Released in January 1967 the album was the debut for the Los Angeles based band. Most of the material had been worked out live on stages on the Sunset Strip and then recorded in a very short six day period. It was heavily blues influenced, but at the same time, the members of the band were educated and hints of famous poetry and short stories were incorporated. A couple of cover songs were included but the album contained several original and seminal pieces of music. The opening track, Break on Through, grabbed you from the opening notes and kept your attention. It contained several lines that were censored for radio play. The song Light my Fire became a standard for rock radio and a signature piece for the bands live shows. It was too long for radio play at he time and was edited down. The famous Ed Sullivan show insisted that some of the lyrics be changed for a broadcast and...(continued)