Benchmark 3C
The Nature of Technology: Issues in Technology
Grades K-2, page 54

People, alone or in groups, are always inventing new ways to solve problems and get work done. The tools and ways of doing things that people have invented affect all aspects of life.

NSES Content Standard F 
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in local challenges 
Grades K-4, page 140 
People continue inventing new ways of doing things, solving problems, and getting work done. New ideas and inventions often affect other people; sometimes the effects are good and sometimes they are bad. It is helpful to try to determine in advance how ideas and inventions will affect other people.