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

 

I really wanted to choose an album for this week that packed a huge punch, one that really changed music. So hold on to your butts as we feature Bruce Springsteen Born to Run. I can't begin to do justice to how important this album is to music history. Read the Wikipedia entry and get the details. It came out in 1975, featured Clarence Clemmons on saxophone for the first time, and showcased an angry young man wanting to break loose from his suburban upbringing and hit the road for some excitement.

 

Bruce was featured on the cover of both Newsweek and Time magazine the same week and one journalist had the nerve to announce “I have seen the future of music and his name is Bruce Springsteen”. A live Springsteen show is epic. It can last as long a five hours.

 

Highlights are Thunder RoadTenth Avenue Freeze OutBorn to Run, and Jungleland.

 

Play it from start to finish and see that you are not the only teenager who is angry and wants something different and better for their lives.

 

Hear Bono induct Bruce into the Hall of Fame.

 

Here Bruce mention his own album in this ...(continued)