Student engagement is key to being a successful teacher of gifted and high ability learners. Quality teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics is becoming the quintessential ingredient to high ability students with a passion in these areas. In addition to the theory, students are craving the practice in such disciplines. Practice provided through practical inquiries and tasks which teach the essential concepts but allow the student to dig much deeper and build on the ideas of experts through suitable collaborations. Come and hear some practical examples and have a go at a STEAM based task yourself.