Benchmark 3A
The Nature of Technology: Technology and Science
Grades 3-5, page 45

Throughout all of history, people everywhere have invented and used tools. Most tools of today are different from those of the past but many are modifications of very ancient tools.

NSES Content Standard E 
Science and Technology: Understanding about science and technology 
Grades K-4, page 138 
People have always had problems and invented tools and techniques (ways of doing something) to solve problems. Trying to determine the effects of solutions helps people avoid some new problems.