NSES Content Standard A 
Science as Inquiry: Understanding about scientific inquiry
Grades 9-12, page 175

Scientists rely on technology to enhance the gathering and manipulation of data. New techniques and tools provide new evidence to guide inquiry and new methods to gather data, thereby contributing to the advance of science. The accuracy and precision of the data, and therefore the quality of the exploration, depends on the technology used.
 

 
Benchmark 3A The Nature of Technology: Technology and Science
Grades 6-8, page 46
Technology is essential to science for such purposes as access to outer space and other remote locations, sample collection and treatment, measurement, data collection and storage, computation, and communication of information.

Benchmark 3A The Nature of Technology: Technology and Science
Grades 9-12, page 47
Technological problems often create a demand for new scientific knowledge, and new technologies make it possible for scientists to extend their research in new ways or to undertake entirely new lines of research. The very availability of new technology itself often sparks scientific advances.