Benchmark 1C
The Nature of Science: The Scientific Enterprise
Grades 6-8, page 17

No matter who does science and mathematics or invents things, or when or where they do it, the knowledge and technology that result can eventually become available to everyone in the world.

NSES Content Standard A 
Science as Inquiry: Understanding about scientific inquiry 
Grades K-4, page 123 
Scientists make the results of their investigations public; they describe the investigations in ways that enable others to repeat the investigations. 

NSES Content Standard E 
Science and Technology: Understandings about science and technology 
Grades 9-12, page 193 
Technological knowledge is often not made public because of patents and the financial potential of the idea or invention. Scientific knowledge is made public through presentations at professional meetings and publication in scientific journals.