Benchmark 3A
The Nature of Technology: Technology and Science
Grades 6-8, page 46

Engineers, architects, and others who engage in design and technology use scientific knowledge to solve practical problems. But they usually have to take human values and limitations into account as well.

NSES Content Standard E 
Science and Technology: Abilities of technological design 
Grades 5-8, page 165 
Identify appropriate problems for technological design. Students should develop their abilities by identifying a specified need, considering its various aspects, and talking to different potential users or beneficiaries. They should appreciate that for some needs, the cultural backgrounds and beliefs of different groups can affect the criteria for a suitable product. 

NSES Content Standard E 
Science and Technology: Understandings about science and technology 
Grades 5-8, page 166 
Science and technology are reciprocal. Science helps drive technology, as it addresses questions that demand more sophisticated instruments and provides principles for better instrumentation and technique. Technology is essential to science, because it provides instruments and techiques that enable observations of objects and phenomena that are otherwise unobservable due to factors, such as quantity, distance, location, size, and speed. Technology also provides tools for investigations, inquiry, and analysis.