Correlation to National Science Standards from
the National Science Education Standards Web site.
Content Standard E: Understanding Science and Technology
Science often advances with the introduction of new technologies. Solving
technological problems often results in new scientific knowledge. New
technologies often extend the current levels of scientific understanding
and introduce new areas of research.
Content Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
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.
Understanding basic concepts and principles of science and technology
should precede active debate about the economics, policies, politics,
and ethics of various science- and technology-related challenges. However,
understanding science alone will not resolve local, national, or global
Progress in science and technology can be affected by social issues
and challenges. Funding priorities for specific health problems serve
as examples of ways that social issues influence science and technology.