Benchmark 2B
The Nature of Mathematics: Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Grades 9-12, page 33

Developments in mathematics often stimulate innovations in science and technology.

NSES Content Standard A 
Science as Inquiry: Understanding about scientific inquiry 
Grades 9-12, page 175 
Mathematics is essential in scientific inquiry. Mathematical tools and models guide and improve the posing of questions, gathering data, constructiong explanations and communicating results.