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 formed of a total of 164 students in the second stage of secondary education. 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 from the study of second stage primary education that 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. Moreover, a deep learning approach to science lessons is related to enjoyment of science lessons and the attitude of finding science lessons necessary.