NSES Content Standard F
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: 
Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges 
Grades 9-12, page 199 

Science and technology are essential social enterprises, but alone they can only indicate what can happen, not what should happen. The latter involves human decisions about the use of knowledge. 

Benchmark 1A The Nature of Science: The Scientific World View
Grades 6-8, page 7
Some matters cannot be examined usefully in a scientific way. Among them are matters that by their nature cannot be tested objectively and those that are essentially matters of morality. Science can sometimes be used to inform ethical decisions by identifying the likely consequences of particular actions but cannot be used to establish that some action is either moral or immoral.

Benchmark 1C The Nature of Science: The Scientific Enterprise
Grades 9-12, page 19
Scientists can bring information, insights, and analytical skills to bear on matters of public concern. Acting in their areas of expertise, scientists can help people understand the likely causes of events and estimate their possible effects. Outside their areas of expertise, however, scientists should enjoy no special credibility. And where their own personal, institutional, or community interests are at stake, scientists as a group can be expected to be no less biased than other groups are about their perceived interests.

Benchmark 3C The Nature of Technology: Issues in Technology
Grades 6-8, page 56
Societies influence what aspects of technology are developed and how these are used. People control technology (as well as science) and are responsible for its effects.