NSES Content Standard F 
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in society
Grades 5-8, page 169

Science and technology have advanced through contributions of many different people, in different cultures, at different times in history. Science and technology have contributed enormously to economic growth and productivity among societies and groups within societies.

Benchmark 1C The Nature of Science: The Scientific Enterprise
Grades 6-8, page 17
Important contributions to the advancement of science, mathematics, and technology have been made by different kinds of people, in different cultures, at different times.

Benchmark 3C The Nature of Technology: Issues in Technology
Grades 3-5, page 54
Transportation, communications, nutrition, sanitation, health care, entertainment, and other technologies give large numbers of people today the goods and services that once were luxuries enjoyed only by the wealthy. These benefits are not equally available to everyone.

Benchmark 7G Human Society: Global Interdependence
Grades 6-8, page 177
The major ways to promote economic health are to encourage technological development, to increase the quantity or quality of a nation's productive resources--more or better-trained workers, better equipment and methods--and to engage in trade with other nations.