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This study examines the variables which help direct students to a deep learning approach to science lessons, with the aim of guiding programmers and teachers in primary education. The sample was composed of a total of 164 primary school students. The Learning Approaches to Science Scale developed by Ünal (2005) for Science and Technology lessons as a four-point Likert scale was used in the research. It was found that the students who preferred a deep learning approach decreased in number with a higher grade level, enjoyed answering science questions and used the internet for research purpose. Moreover, a deep learning approach to science lessons is related to enjoyment of science lessons and the attitude of finding science lessons necessary.