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 activities that my students are involved in on a daily basis outside 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


We looked at Yes previously for their album Close to the Edge. They were an amazing progressive band and we will focus on the fourth album released by the band, simply titled “Fragile”. It is truly a masterpiece and may be the album that got me to understand how important a whole body of work is. The album features tracks that each focus on the truly masterful ability of the individual members of the band. It also has a handful of tracks that were group compositions that became the staple of 1970’s radio. Roundabout and Heart of the Sunrise are lengthy tracks that allow the listener to explore progressive rock at its finest. They hold up today every bit as good as they were in 1972. Long Distance Runaround/The Fish mark a truly fascinating pairing of songs by which I currently judge radio stations. They are meant to be played together like Queens We Will rock You/We Are the Champions. If a station plays them together the station is worthy of listening to.


The artwork on the album cover is by a wonderful artist named Roger Dean.


I would recommend you explore Youtube a bit and try to find some clips of a British series...(continued)