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


Well it is time to really go in a different direction. For this week we are going to visit an artist who has never been given the respect he deserves, Warren Zevon. He truly helped craft the California sound of the 1970’s. He wrote prolifically for other artists who had great success with his songs. We lost Warren a few years back just when he had finally started to get noticed.


The album is called Excitable Boy. It was released in 1978 and produced a very popular single called Werewolves of London. But if you sit and listen to the whole album straight through you will realize the other tracks are great. He had a great mix of artists backing him up. For Werewolves his drummer and bass player were Mick Fleetwood and John McVie who created Fleetwood Mac. 


I must warn you that many people listened to this album and said “wow he has a weird sense of humor” and then after a few more listens realized that it might not actually be humor.