NSES Content Standard G 
History and Nature of Science: Science as a human endeavor 
Grades 9-12, page 201 

Scientists are influenced by societal, cultural, and personal beliefs and ways of viewing the world. Science is not separate from society but rather science is a part of society. 

Benchmark 1B The Nature of Science: Scientific Inquiry
Grades 6-8, page 12
What people expect to observe often affects what they actually do observe. Strong beliefs about what should happen in particular circumstances can prevent them from detecting other results. Scientists know about this danger to objectivity and take steps to try and avoid it when designing investigations and examining data. One safeguard is to have different investigators conduct independent studies of the same questions.

Benchmark 1B The Nature of Science: Scientific Inquiry
Grades 9-12, page 13
Scientists in any one research group tend to see things alike, so even groups of scientists may have trouble being entirely objective about their methods and findings. For that reason, scientific teams are expected to seek out the possible sources of bias in the design of their investigations and in their data analysis. Checking each other's results and explanations helps, but that is no guarantee against bias.

Benchmark 1C The Nature of Science: The Scientific Enterprise
Grades 9-12, page 19
Progress in science and invention depends heavily on what else is happening in society, and history often depends on scientific and technological developments.

Science for All Americans The Nature of Science
Chapter 1, page 8
As a social activity, science inevitably reflects social values and viewpoints. The history of economic theory, for example, has paralleled the development of ideas of social justice at one time, economists considered the optimum wage for workers to be no more than what would just barely allow the workers to survive.